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.

liver metastasis, iterative reconstruction

This example shows the same patient's scan made with a 0.61 mSv dose. The left image was reconstructed with standard filtered back projection, while the right shows a Veo iterative reconstruction. The Veo image was able to define a liver metastasis. (Image courtesy of GE Healthcare)

Feature | April 26, 2013 | Dave Fornell
New computed tomography (CT) dose studies and growing public media attention have made minimizing unnecessary radiation...
Toshiba, activation imaging, ACC, 2013

Toshiba's activation imaging wall motion tracking software uses a color-coding system to show where activation of contractions begins and ends during a heart beat, which may enable more optimal placement of CRT leads for more effective therapy.

Feature | March 28, 2013 | Dave Fornell
During the annual American College of Cardiology (ACC) scientific sessions, the world’s largest cardiology show,...
GE Healthcare DoseMap Radiation Dose Management Angiography Systems
Technology | March 18, 2013
March 18, 2013 – At the American College of Cardiology (ACC) conference, GE Healthcare unveiled DoseMap to alert...
Feature | February 22, 2013
February 22, 2013 — Since its launch, less than two years ago, more than 5 million computed tomography (CT) scans, and...
ECRI Institute Radiation Dose Safety INsight Assessment Dose Management
News | February 14, 2013
February 14, 2013 — Computed tomography (CT) radiation dose can result in unnecessarily high exposures, placing...
Technology | February 13, 2013
February 13, 2013 — Nuclear Medicine Information Systems LLC (NMIS) and BioDose LLC have been renamed and rebranded as...
Feature | January 07, 2013
January 7, 2013 — At RSNA 2012, GE Healthcare announced a first-of-its-kind agreement with the University of Wisconsin...
News | January 02, 2013
January 2, 2013 — Philips Royal Electronics and Unfors RaySafe AB announced the signing of a Joint Development...
News | January 02, 2013
January 2, 2013 — At RSNA 2012 Montage Healthcare Solutions and Radimetrics demonstrated the benefits of correlating...

Siemens unveiled the world's first wireless ultrasound transducer at RSNA 2012.

Feature | December 07, 2012 | Dave Fornell
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting has transitioned in recent years from an imaging device...
Technology | November 09, 2012
Toshiba’s advanced radiation dose reduction technology, Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR 3D), is now...
GE Blueprint Advocate Healthcare Radiation Dose Management
News | October 05, 2012
October 5, 2012 — Advocate Health Care, one of the nation's top health systems and the largest integrated health care...
Use of transradial access for PCI can increase radiation exposure.

Increased radiation exposure seems inherent to TR access, but may be outweighed by the numerous advantages of this approach.

Feature | Radial Access | August 28, 2012 | Mladen I. Vidovich, M.D., FACC, FSCAI
Recently, concerns have been raised that transradial (TR) cardiac catheterization significantly increases radiation...
Technology | August 17, 2012
August 17, 2012 — Siemens Healthcare announced an agreement to enhance the syngo Workflow Dose Management module by...
News | July 23, 2012
July 23, 2012 — The IT and medical technology company Sectra has acquired the product rights for Intulo, a system that...