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Phone interruptions are part of every radiologist's daily working life, but could a change of procedures lead to fewer of them?

Researchers from London have found that dealing with requests for head CT scans in a different way can result in a significant reduction in the number of interruptions. They presented their findings at last week's UK Imaging & Oncology Congress in Liverpool. Learn more in our news report.

Our second CT story posted today provides a summary of new data from Germany about CT lung cancer screening. The article contains some surprising information about differences identified between high-risk female and male smokers.

Meanwhile, Swiss radiologists are convinced that the use of cartoons can have a valuable role in enhancing patient safety. They hope the cartoons will be published widely in medical media outlets, serving as visual aids and helping doctors with heavy work schedules to acquire knowledge quickly and effectively.

Turnaround times for reporting of CT images are a hot topic across Europe, but particularly in the U.K., where staff shortages are causing major problems. After all the recent horror stories about large backlogs of unreported scans, the tide is starting to turn and progress is being made toward setting national standards, emphasizes Prof. Erika Denton in a video interview.

Dual-energy CT continues to generate interest, especially in proton therapy planning. Investigators from Dresden, Germany, have developed a technique that they believe is ready for the clinic.

This newsletter highlights only a few of the many articles posted recently in the CT Community. For the full list, please check out the lineup below.

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