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Dear Digital X-Ray Insider,

A tour of the ECR 2017 exhibition floor showed the continued proliferation of flat-panel detector vendors, especially from Asia, and the quality and variety of models available have grown rapidly. Many systems now have improved battery life, support automatic exposure detection, and have become increasingly robust.

That's the view of business analyst Stephen Holloway. He's scrutinized the European digital x-ray market, and today we've posted a summary of his key findings. Click here to find out more.

Dose optimization was a topical issue during ECR 2017, and one of the leading lectures in this area came from Spain. A centralized dose-monitoring system for six hospitals in Madrid combined with additional education for radiographers has led to average radiation dose reductions of 8% to 20%, depending on the type of examination. Get the details here.

Digital x-ray product launches also featured prominently at this month's congress in Vienna. Editorial Director Brian Casey was onsite to review them, along with other new imaging systems on display. To get his report, click here.

Bone age assessments are playing an important role in forensic medicine, asylum cases, sports competitions, and other fields. Historically, x-ray has made a major contribution here, but the issue remains controversial. Click here for the full story.

This letter features only a small selection of the many articles posted during recent weeks in the Digital X-Ray Community. Please scroll through the rest of our coverage below this message.

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