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radiation dose management, monitoring

Radiation dose continues to rise as the number of computed tomography (CT), nuclear, angiography and fluoroscopy examinations grow, leading to a greater risk of patient overexposure to radiation....

DoseWatch

Physicians have used radiation in medicine for more than a century. The use of radiation in diagnostic imaging, including computed tomography (CT), fluoroscopy, angiography, mammography...

Toshiba radiation dose monitoring

Toshiba America Medical Systems’ Dose Tracking System allows clinicians to track x-ray skin dose exposure in real...

The annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) scientific assembly and annual meeting is where imaging systems vendors showcase their latest technology. While aimed at the radiology...

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As the global medical isotope shortage continues indefinitely following the plant leak in South Africa, Berks Cardiologists Ltd., a cardiovascular imaging center in central Pennsylvania, is...

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Careful documentation of patient selection and procedure appropriateness are critical — yet underutilized — steps in ensuring high-quality clinical care for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI...

Following public comment received in the fall of 2013, The Joint Commission has released new accreditation standards for diagnostic imaging services. Nearly all of these new standard Elements of...

GE Healthcare showcased several new offerings that enable low-dose imaging procedures and help...

radiation dose

The significant increase in radiation exposure and uncertainty regarding the risk of cancer have raised concerns leading to a recent change of direction within medical imaging. Several initiatives...

The 2014 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list raises awareness of the potential dangers associated with the use of medical devices and helps healthcare providers minimize the risk of technology-...

PHS Technologies Group LLC, a division of PACSHealth LLC, announced that it has been awarded a group purchasing agreement with Premier, Inc. for DoseMonitor, its radiation dose tracking system....

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There were three key trends in X-ray vascular imaging systems made evident from new products showcased at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in late 2012. These...

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Image Wisely recently launched its first Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case — a series of free, online and...

UltraSPECT Xpress.Cardiac, UltraSPECT, nuclear imaging, gamma cameras

UltraSPECT announced that MaineHealth, a family of hospitals and medical centers throughout Maine, has selected the UltraSPECT Xpress.Cardiac and Xpress3.Cardiac solutions as part of the...

This webinar summarizes the biological effects of X-ray radiation exposure in cath labs and methods to minimize dose to both clinical staff and patients. It defines strategies and technologies to...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted market clearance for a hand lotion designed to offer radiation protection from X-rays. Physicians such as interventional cardiologists...

Radiation exposure from multidetector computed tomography (CT) has become a pressing public health concern in both lay and medical publications. Implementation of iterative reconstruction offers...

Finding ways to lower patient radiation dose from both medical imaging and interventional cardiology has become a major trend. However, when vendors start talking dose, it is important to realize...

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has partnered with Unfors RaySafe Inc. to offer a new radiation dose monitoring and...