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Correct patient positioning is particularly important when it comes to knee x-ray examinations, and award-winning research from Denmark has shed new light on this area. In view of the increasing frequency of these investigations, make sure you don't miss the group's findings and analysis. Go to the Digital X-Ray Community, or click here.

Scotland's largest ever sporting event, the Commonwealth Games, drew to a close in Glasgow last night. X-ray exams conducted onsite were an integral part of the clinical care provided in the polyclinic, and you can read about it here.

Scientists from three leading institutions in Germany, Sweden, and the U.K. have found a way to achieve high-quality x-ray phase-contrast imaging with lower radiation dose. A major goal is to find clinical applications, including cancer diagnosis and osteoporosis. Click here for the full details.

A specialist in x-ray imaging, Dr. Eduard Walthers is a key member of staff at the Unidentified Diseases Centre in Marburg, Germany, which opened its doors in December 2013. The concept behind this new facility is intriguing. To learn more about it, click here.

The legendary Marie Curie was one of the first people to realize the potential of mobile x-ray units. As early as 1914, she became aware of the need to bring radiography closer to battlefield casualties, and she collected vehicles from wealthy contacts and also raised money. These vehicles were transformed into ambulance vans, which could be equipped with x-ray apparatus, including a generator. Click here to find out more.

To read a full list of stories, see below or go to the Digital X-Ray Community. Also, make sure you check back regularly to read the latest coverage.

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