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I. Use and Overuse of Exams» Emergency Departments See Substantial Increase in CT ExamsA new study reports that the use of computed tomography (CT) in U.S. emergency departments is growing exponentially. If the growth trend continues, by 2011, nearly 20 percent of all emergency department (ED) visits may involve a CT exam. The results of this study were presented today at the annual meet

RSNA 2010 Round-up: Imaging Management Top Session Picks

» Emergency Departments See Substantial Increase in Ct Exams A new study reports that the use of computed tomography (CT) in U.S. emergency departments is growing exponentially. If the growth trend continues, by 2011, nearly 20 percent of all emergency department (ED) visits may involve a CT exam. The results of this study were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North...

» Imaging Facility Design in an Age of Diminishing Resources The learning objectives of this course were to discuss making educated decisions about newly constructed or renovated imaging facilities and to understand their impact on both first-costs and life-cycle costs of the facility. It is vital to recognise key design elements in the built environment that support MR imaging safety and support...

» Recently Launched – New Project: Image Wisely’ Campaign The learning objectives of the session were to understand the goals and action plan of the recently launched ‘Image Wisely’ initiative, with regards to the radiation exposure from medical imaging; to understand the applicability and limitations of current CT dose metrics for quantifying the radiation exposure delivered to individual patients...

» Practical Methods for Creating a Culture of Safety in the Workplace The learning objectives of this session were to recognise ways in which leaders can promote a culture of safety, by examining specific tools used to reinforce safety strategies and methods used to reinforce safety messages in the workplace. The session also focused on specific tools used to prioritise safety goals based on institutional...

Exhibitors @ RSNA 2010

Carestream Health & Quantum Medical Imaging Team up An enhanced configuration on display at the Carestream Health booth at this year’s RSNA, was the Quantum Medical Imaging Q-Rad Floor Mounted system which is now available with the wireless, cassette-size CARESTREAM DRx-1 detector from Carestream Health. This system is designed for high patient volumes within radiology departments, imaging centres,...

Next Generation Ct with Idose Philips announced the new Philips Ingenuity CT platform, an innovative technology that it says will help redefine low dose imaging, during the RSNA. The Ingenuity CT features iDose, Philips’ next-generation iterative reconstruction technique, designed to provide equivalent diagnostic image quality at up to 80 percent less dose; improve spatial resolution by up to 35...

At RSNA 2010, GE healthcare highlighted a variety of technologies developed to support the healthymagination strategy to help improve patient care worldwide.   “Since the launch of healthymagination, GE healthcare has worked with caregivers and organizations around the world to develop innovative technologies to better address the needs of healthcare providers and their patients,” said John Dineen,...

Hologic, Inc. announced at the RSNA that they have received an approvable letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Selenia Dimensions 3-D digital mammography tomosynthesis system. Final approval of the company’s pre-market approval application for the system remains subject to satisfactory review and inspection of their manufacturing facility, methods and controls. The company...

Siemens presented a detailed explanation of dose reduction innovations on Siemens medical imaging equipment. Siemens said it is the first manufacturer to issue a "Guide to low Dose." Created for physicians and medical technical staff, the guide describes the basics of radiation used for medical purposes, presenting a detailed explanation of dose reduction innovations on Siemens medical imaging equipment....

At the Agfa HealthCare booth, on display were its suite of cardiology imaging products designed to give the radiology community an opportunity to experience cardiology and vascular imaging and reporting solutions that effectively consolidate information and offer clinicians a single point of access to studies from multiple modalities.   Agfa HealthCare's new IMPAx Cardiovascular (CV) Suite is de...

Oasis Boreless Mr at the Fore Hitachi showcased its Oasis Bore-Less MR at RSNA 2010, celebrating installations at premier healthcare providers and brand new clinical capabilities. Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO), Lourdes Hospital (Binghamton, NY), York Hospital (York, PA), VA Medical Center/Lyster Army Health Clinic (Fort Rucker, AL) and Desert Medical Imaging (Indio, CA) joined many other...

Infinix Vf-I Bi-Plane Vascular X-Ray System When imaging patients in the cath lab, it is critical that the vascular x-ray system provides clinicians unprecedented access without restricting image angles. Designed to increase flexibility and diagnostic capabilities, especially in neuro and paediatric imaging, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. showcased it Infinix™ VF-i bi-plane vascular x-ray system...


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