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.

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Feature | February 03, 2014 | Mats Björnemo
Radiation dose continues to rise as the number of computed tomography (CT), nuclear, angiography and fluoroscopy...
DoseTrack

Sectra DoseTrack is a Web-based dose monitoring solution that allows for monitoring of patient radiation doses and ensures they are kept as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA).

Feature | February 03, 2014 | Williette Nyanue
Physicians have used radiation in medicine for more than a century. The use of radiation in diagnostic imaging,...
Toshiba radiation dose monitoring
Technology | January 20, 2014
January 20, 2014 — Toshiba America Medical Systems’ Dose Tracking System allows clinicians to track X-ray skin dose...
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Consistency in dose management winner: St. Louis Children's Hospital Barnes-Jewish Hospital. A cardiac scan was carried out on a six-month-old girl using a Somatom Definition Flash with a radiation dose of just 0.43 mSv. This enabled a narrowing of the pulmonary arteries to be ruled out. However, indications were found of tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart abnormality. Copyright St. Louis Children's Hospital Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

News | January 07, 2014
January 7, 2014 — The winners of the Right Dose Image Contest were announced at the Radiological Society of North...

The Evena Glasses device can be used in cath labs to visualize the blood vessels up to 10 mm under the skin for easier vascular access. A clinician wearing the glasses can clearly visualize the vessels as dark lines on the skin and immediately visualize vessel patency and extravasation/infiltration.

Feature | January 03, 2014 | Greg Freiherr and Dave Fornell
The annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) scientific assembly and annual meeting is where imaging systems...
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News | January 03, 2014
January 3, 2014 — As the global medical isotope shortage continues indefinitely following the plant leak in South...
Feature | December 23, 2013
December 23, 2013 — Careful documentation of patient selection and procedure appropriateness are critical — yet...
Feature | December 20, 2013
Following public comment received in the fall of 2013, The Joint Commission has released new accreditation standards...
Technology | December 10, 2013
December 10, 2013 — GE Healthcare showcased several new offerings that enable low-dose imaging procedures and help...
Feature | November 26, 2013 | Mats Björnemo
Radiation dose continues to rise as the number of computed tomography (CT), nuclear, angiography, and fluoroscopy...
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Figure 1: Radiation exposure trend for the U.S. population (Remade charts from [1], occupational/industrial radiation exposure neglected in this image)

Feature | November 26, 2013 | Sectra AB
In 2006, the average annual effective dose per individual in the United States was 6.2 mSv, a figure that has almost...
Feature | November 26, 2013 | Simon Häger
The radical increase in patient exposure to radiation from medical imaging over the last two decades has created great...
Blog | November 25, 2013
By Dave Fornell, DAIC editor The largest medical imaging show in the world is the annual Radiological Society of North...
Feature | November 20, 2013
November 20, 2013 — Each year, ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to...
Technology | November 07, 2013
November 7, 2013 – PHS Technologies Group LLC, a division of PACSHealth LLC, announced that it has been awarded a group...