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.

Edward Diethrich explained in this ORSIF video the effects and risks of exposure to fluoroscopy, angiography X-ray radiation in the cath lab, interventional lab, EP lab or surgical mobile C-arm.
News | Radiation Dose Management | May 07, 2015
May 6, 2015 — The Organization for Occupational Safety in Interventional Fluoroscopy (ORSIF) announced the release of a...
radiation dose monitoring, cath lab dose monitoring, Raysafe

Staff at Lawrence General Hospital are wearing the RaySafe i2 color-coded dosimeters to monitor personal radiation exposure while performing a procedure.

Feature | May 04, 2015 | Lori M. Weir, M.D.
It’s the invisible elephant in radiology — radiation exposure. As physicians, we know all too well that exposure to...
ACR, AAPM, Radiation Safety Officer Resources
News | April 28, 2015
April 28, 2015 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) and American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) are...
ASRT, Joint Commission, modules, CT, MRI, safety, dose reduction
News | April 21, 2015
April 21, 2015 — The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has launched new online products to help...
UltraSPECT, dose management, lower dose SPECT

UltraSPECT's image reconstruction software can be used on older SPECT systems to allow lower-dose imaging. This is an example of the software's imaging capability using between 30-50 percent less dose.

Feature | Nuclear Imaging | April 20, 2015 | Dave Fornell
Nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed...
Bonn Call for Action, FDA, radiation exposure, medical imaging, update
Feature | March 25, 2015
March 25, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its latest efforts in supporting the Bonn Call...
radiation, risk, cancer patients, information, Memorial Sloan Kettering, MSKCC
Feature | March 24, 2015
March 24, 2015 — A new study published online in the journal Radiology found a substantial gap between patient...
low-dose radiation, cancer risk, mice, Berkeley National Laboratory, therapy, CT
Feature | March 23, 2015
March 23, 2015 — Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  have uncovered...
News | March 20, 2015
The sixth Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case —Optimizing Radiation Use During a Difficult IVC Filter Retrieval — is now...
MPTronic, SST Group, RDM, Radiation Dosage Monitor

Image courtesy of MPTronic

Technology | March 18, 2015
March 18, 2015 — SST Group Inc. announced a partnership with MPTronic to become the exclusive distributor in the United...
Toshiba, Dose Tracking System, DTS, cardiovascular x-ray
News | March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Dose Tracking System makes interventional procedures safer for...
interventional radiology, Mayo Clinic, aprons, dose, cath lab
Feature | March 02, 2015
March 2, 2015 — Frequent use of lead aprons in the interventional lab and radiology departments to protect against...
News | February 20, 2015
February 20, 2015 — Pediatric cardiology researchers and clinicians from numerous centers around the world gathered at...
Radiation dose monitoring software analytics offered by Sectra.

Sectra's dose monitoring software showing a comparison between the performance of an old and a replaced scanner.

Feature | Radiation Dose Management | February 18, 2015 | Dave Fornell
Cardiac imaging accounts for about one-third of the source of X-ray radiation dose for all medical imaging. Expanding...
Blog | January 29, 2015
The silence is deafening. And since radiology associations, physician groups and vendors have yet to publicly respond...