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To date, only very limited research has focused on how to optimize the dose received by patients during exploration of the lower limbs, particularly the hips, so a new French study is bound to attract plenty of attention.

Using a stereoradiography system on the lower limbs in a standing position to calculate patients' morphologic and static parameters can result in a much lower radiation dose to the ovaries and testes than with CT, the researchers found. You can get the full story here.

A popular misconception is that the first x-ray department in the world was established in W.C. Röntgen's home country of Germany. In fact, it opened in Scotland, according to history columnist Dr. Adrian Thomas, who is keen for everyone to give more credit to John Macintyre, the founder of the first department. Click here to read more.

Digital radiography still has a role to play in the diagnosis and monitoring of rheumatological disorders. Ultimately, however, the successful use of imaging in this area depends on a good understanding and a healthy working relationship between radiologists and rheumatologists. To find out more, click here.

Establishing and maintaining a rapport between healthcare professionals is also vital to effective trauma care. Dr. Stefan Wirth, program planning officer of the European Society of Emergency Radiology, advocates a multidisciplinary approach, and he explains why in an interview article. Click here to learn more.

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