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A group in Cork, Ireland, has called on professional bodies at national and international levels to ensure that interventional radiology staff receive proper radiation protection training. In a survey, the team found that just 53% of radiographers reported receiving such training. Get the full story in today's top article.

In other news, 32 radiologists and 36 radiographers are limbering up to work at the upcoming summer Olympics in Paris. They are likely to perform more than 1,800 scans on injured athletes, an insider told

Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) has also shown its stripes. In one study we covered, researchers from the University of Lorraine in France found higher rates of osteoporosis in patients two years after bariatric surgery; in another, a team from Deakin University in Geelong, Australia, found lower bone mineral density in people with schizophrenia.

Speaking of osteoarthritis, research suggests that weight-bearing recreational activity is significantly associated with increased odds of knee osteoarthritis, according to a Dutch team.

In AI research, scientists at Siemens Healthineers suggest that AI-based collimation features can save radiographers time during x-ray image acquisitions, and another found that ChatGPT-4 could take over time-consuming reporting tasks involved in certain interventional radiology procedures.

Meanwhile, we covered research presented at the recent American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) annual meeting illustrating that there may be no such thing as recreational "safe jumping" for children on trampolines.

Finally, we covered news on how x-ray technology is being applied in other industries, namely in a story about Mercedes-Benz performing the world's first crash test with a real car using x-ray imaging.

That's all for now. Be sure to check our Digital X-Ray content area often for more news.

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