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Dear AuntMinnieEurope CT Insider,

Have you ever wondered what the best-known Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs really looked like? This is now feasible thanks to software improvements over recent years.

An international team took the 2D CT scans produced by radiologist Prof. Sahar Saleem from Cairo from 2005 to 2009 and worked their magic on them. Take a look at the results in today's top article.

Prof. Guozhen Li introduced China's first CT scanner in 1978, and she helped organize many training courses across the nation. Her 1985 book, "Clinical Body CT Diagnosis," was very influential. By the end of 2017, China had over 19,000 CT scanners. She has died at the age of 107, and we've posted a tribute article about her.

Massive reductions in CT radiation dose levels have been achieved since the 1980s, of course, but earlier this month, German researchers expressed concerns that exposure from CT may increase brain cancer risk in children by up to fivefold.

Be prepared for a host of new CT platforms featuring photon-counting technology in the next two years, according to industry guru Steve Holloway. Also, expect developments in spectral CT as well as further use of artificial intelligence in image reconstruction, he predicted in a new column.

Meanwhile, a French group has reported that an extended ultrasound exam performed at the bedside in trauma settings can help guide appropriate treatment before a whole-body CT scan is carried out.

In this newsletter, we've summarized a small selection of the numerous articles posted in the CT Community over the past month. Please scroll through the full list below, and feel free to contact me if you have ideas for coverage in 2023.

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