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GE Healthcare, DoseWatch Explore, Microsoft, Azure cloud, radiation dose data

GE Healthcare announced the launch of its new introductory dose management solution, DoseWatch Explore, which is now available on select GE computed tomography (CT) systems in the United States....

Toshiba, Aquilion ONE, enhancements, FDA, patient safety

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for detector and computed tomography (CT) software enhancements for its Aquilion ONE family...

Toshiba, CT Vitality, Aquilion ONE, protocol management

Healthcare networks can now remotely manage computed tomography (CT) protocols and capture valuable analytics that could improve safety with Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s CT Vitality...

Unfors Raysafe, LowerMyDose.com, radiation risk, website, community

For years, the radiology industry has focused on reducing, or eliminating patient exposure to radiation. Recently, the industry has shifted attention to the cumulative effect radiation exposure...

Toshiba, Assurance 360, CT, XR-29, MITA Smart Dose standard, Aquilion

Toshiba’s new Assurance 360 program is making it easier for existing computed tomography (CT) customers to lower radiation dose, improve their scanners’ performance and achieve compliance with the...

corpath, corindus, cath lab robot, robotics PCI

Long-term exposure to ionizing radiation is a primary occupational concern for today's interventional cardiologists. To address these concerns, many interventional cardiologists are enlisting the...

Medic Vision Imaging Solutions Ltd. announced the introduction and availability of SafeCT Dose Reporting. Healthcare facilities can now, for the first time, use a single software platform to meet...

PACSHealth, Dell, DoseMonitor Online, hosting, distribution, agreement

PHS Technologies Group LLC, a unit of PACSHealth LLC announced that Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences will become a marketing, distribution and hosting partner for its DoseMonitor OnLine software...

RaySafe i2 real-time dose monitoring, radiation dose monitoring, cath lab

Physicians and staff working in cath labs are constantly exposed to direct X-ray beams and scatter radiation. Traditionally cath lab staff wear radiation badges to record exposure, but these only...

Edward Diethrich, ORSIF, fluoroscopy, radiation, risks, documentary

The Organization for Occupational Safety in Interventional Fluoroscopy (ORSIF) announced the release of a new documentary film on the impact of chronic, low-level exposure to ionizing radiation on...

radiation dose monitoring, cath lab dose monitoring, Raysafe

It’s the invisible elephant in radiology — radiation exposure. As physicians, we know all too well that exposure to radiation should be limited to the least amount possible. We have all learned...

ACR, AAPM, Radiation Safety Officer Resources

The American College of Radiology (ACR) and American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) are offering a new resource document for physicians and medical physicists serving as radiation...

ASRT, Joint Commission, modules, CT, MRI, safety, dose reduction

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has launched new online products to help members improve safety practice and dose reduction techniques for computed tomography (CT) and...

UltraSPECT, dose management, lower dose SPECT

Nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) have been the gold standard for noninvasive detection of...

Bonn Call for Action, FDA, radiation exposure, medical imaging, update

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its latest efforts in supporting the Bonn Call for Action, an international list of priorities for radiation protection in medicine for the...

radiation, risk, cancer patients, information, Memorial Sloan Kettering, MSKCC

A new study published online in the journal Radiology found a substantial gap between patient expectations and current practices for providing information about medical imaging tests that...

low-dose radiation, cancer risk, mice, Berkeley National Laboratory, therapy, CT

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  have uncovered new clues about the risk of cancer from low-dose radiation. In this research, low-dose is...

The sixth Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case —Optimizing Radiation Use During a Difficult IVC Filter Retrieval — is now available to help radiologists, imaging technologists and medical...

MPTronic, SST Group, RDM, Radiation Dosage Monitor

SST Group Inc. announced a partnership with MPTronic to become the exclusive distributor in the United States and Canada for MPTronic's RDM (Radiation Dosage Monitor).

Toshiba, Dose Tracking System, DTS, cardiovascular x-ray

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Dose Tracking System makes interventional procedures safer for patients by measuring peak radiation skin dose during the exam. To expand clinical...