Radiation Dose Management

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for X-ray radiation dose monitoring, dose management, dose recording and radiation safety for cath lab staff. Technologies include systems to reduce or block dose via barriers or computed tomography (CT) dose reduction technologies such as iterative reconstruction.

Videos | Cath Lab | September 14, 2018

A discussion with Nicolas Bevins, Ph.D., vice chair, physics and research, and Jessica Harrington, RCIS. They...

News | July 19, 2018

Here are the stories and other content in the July-August 2018 issue of Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (...

Dianna Bardo, M.D., oversees a pediatric CT scan at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She uses technology to help lower CT X-ray radiation dose when scanning children.

The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dr. Dianna Bardo, director of body MR and co-director of 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. She said they shared these protocols as part of their partnership with Philips Healthcare. 

Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | June 07, 2018

Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the...

How to reduce radiation exposure in the cath lab fluoroscopy. Imaging system in photo is a Philips XperFlex.
Feature | Angiography | June 06, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

June 6, 2018 — Here is a checklist of dose-sparing practices for angiographic X-ray imaging used in the cath lab....

Radiation dose monitoring for angiography on the Canon Infinix angiography system. Radiation dose tracking in cardiology.

An example of a real-time patient radiation dose tracking system available for Canon's angiography imaging system. Systems like this can show cumulative dose to the patient's skin as a reminder to rotate the C-arm to new positions to prevent burns during long procedures. These types of systems also can help track patient dose and the location of that dose to be included as part of their electronic patient record. This data also enables quality assurance assessments.

Feature | Radiation Dose Management | June 01, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

A new consensus document on how to mitigate radiation exposure in cardiac imaging for both patients and staff was...

Nuclear cardiology SPECT scan showing myocardial perfusion. A new consensus document issues by ACC and other societies provides guidelines on managing radiation dose.
Feature | Radiation Dose Management | May 31, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

May 31, 2018 — Here is a checklist of dose-sparing practices for nuclear cardiology that was included in a new 2018 ...

A patient injuried by extreme exposure to X-ray radiation during an angiography procedure, which is included among the images in the American College of Cardiology (ACC) consensus document. Angiography skin burn.

A patient injured by extreme exposure to X-ray radiation during an angiography procedure, which is included among the images in the consensus document. Severe skin injury typically appears four to eight weeks following the exposure. In extreme cases, the ulceration can become confluent and full thickness necrosis of skin may develop, exposing underlying fat, muscle and even bone.

 

News | Radiation Dose Management | May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018 — A new consensus document has been issued to guide the optimal use of ionizing radiation in...

The ZerGravity radiation protection system. The Zero Gravity suit allows interventional radiologists and cardiologists to shed their lead aprons in the cath lab.

One radiation protection technology that often has operators packed around displays at some conference expos waiting to try it out is the ZeroGravity system. It is a ceiling suspended suit that offers more protection than standard aprons, including full body protection including the face. It allows operators to shed their lead aprons and eliminate any weight on the operator’s back, helping alleviate orthopedic back pain. 

Blog | Radiation Dose Management | May 10, 2018

In the past, there was not much that could be done to mitigate the X-ray...

The Egg Medical EggNest cath lab patient table is designed with passive protection designed to drastically reduce scatter radiation exposure for the entire cath lab team without disruption to workflow.
Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 10, 2018

We started our design from the ground up, tested many prototypes, did not want to compromise on radiation protection...

Mirion Technologies Introduces Instadose Radiation Dosimeter
Technology | Radiation Dose Management | February 08, 2018

The Instadose + dosimeter, the latest by Mirion Technologies, transforms...

EHRA Highlights Occupational Risk of Radiation Exposure in Electrophysiology Procedures
News | Radiation Dose Management | February 01, 2018

February 1, 2018 –Stereotaxis, who makes innovative...

ACR Chair Tells House Subcommittee to Fund Modern Low-Dose Medical Radiation Research
News | Radiation Dose Management | November 01, 2017

November 1, 2017 — James A. Brink, M.D., FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Board of Chancellors...

Technology | Radiation Dose Management | September 07, 2017

September 7, 2017 — Sapheneia and Scannerside received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to...

Videos | Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017

Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and...

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