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.

This 3-D volume rendered computed tomography angiography (CTA) image was created with a Toshiba Aquilion One 320-slice system. The system can image the entire heart, 16 cm of anatomy, in a single, one-second acquisition.

Feature | November 23, 2011 | Carter Newton, M.D., FACC
We are at an inflection point with many aspects of medicine, not the least of which concerns choosing the correct tool...
ZeroGravity Radiation Protection System is made by Tidi Products and distributed by Biotronik. It offers more radiation protection than lead aprons and without the weight that can cause orthopedic problems for interventional cardiologists.
Technology | Radiation Dose Management | April 08, 2011
To prevent physician fatigue and back pain associated with wearing protective lead aprons in the cath lab, the...

A comparison of the original and Clarity-enhanced CT image from Philips Brilliance 64, showing a 3 mm contrast-enhanced thorax slice at 133 mAs, 120 KVP.

Feature | May 04, 2009 | Bjørn Egil Løndalen, M.D., Unilabs AS
In an effort to lower the radiation doses patients receive from CT scans, Unilabs Röntgen Majorstuen in Oslo, Norway,...
RadPad radiation protection pads and shirts can help reduce scatter radiation  from cath lab interventional angiography X-ray systems.
Technology | August 06, 2008
The Radpad Femoral-Entry Angiography Shield for coronary, Radpad Peripheral Drape for peripheral procedures and the...