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The Eurosafe Imaging Initiative

2016 27 Feb

ESR’S 12-POINT ACTION PLAN THAT PUTS QUALITY AND PATIENT SAFETY FIRST Birth of the EuroSafe Imaging initiative Since its launch in 2014 by the European Society of Radiology (ESR), the EuroSafe Imaging initiative has placed radiation protection at the forefront of efforts to improve quality and safety in medical imaging in Europe in the most... Read more

Quality and Safety In Radiology

2016 27 Feb

A SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP Quality of Healthcare Quality healthcare by definition means safe healthcare, and safety should be managed as an integral part of quality assurance. Safety, as defined by the National Patient Safety Foundation, is “ the degree to which health care processes avoid, prevent, and ameliorate adverse outcomes or injuries that... Read more

How to Communicate Radiation Dose and Contrast Media Information

2016 27 Feb

Public awareness and concern about radiation safety has grown in the last few years, and concerns have been voiced about radiation dose, for example in breast imaging, across a wide range of media. Patients are concerned, as they receive conflicting, sometimes confusing information. Therefore good communication from the radiology department is essential.... Read more

All About The Dose Infographic

2016 27 Feb

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RSNA15: Gaming Tech Creates Better X-Rays

2015 01 Dec

Researchers have developed software for the Microsoft Kinect gaming console that measures body-part thickness and checks for motion, positioning and beam adjustment immediately before x-ray imaging. The goal is to have the best quality x-rays at the lowest dose possible without repeating images, the researchers explained. Their feasibility study was... Read more

EOS Imaging Announces New Installation at a Leading Hospital in Japan

2015 05 Nov

Installation at Kudanzaka Hospital provides the EOS imaging platform to the highest volume hospital for spine surgery  EOS imaging (Euronext, FR0011191766 – EOSI), the pioneer in 2D/3D orthopedic medical imaging has announced a new installation of the EOS system at Kudanzaka Hospital, providing an exciting opportunity for the platform to benefit... Read more

EOS imaging Announces Second Installation in Hong Kong

2015 23 Sep

Installation at The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital, a leading Hong Kong University Hospital EOS imaging (Euronext, FR0011191766 – EOSI), the pioneer in 2D/3D orthopedic medical imaging, announced today that The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital has become the second hospital in Hong Kong to install the EOS® platform. The center’s... Read more

#ECR2015: Agfa HealthCare Launches MUSICA for Neonatal

2015 10 Feb

Agfa HealthCare launches MUSICA for Neonatal at ECR 2015, as part of its efforts to drive X-ray dose down further, "because life is precious" Technology improvements to gold standard image processing software include more detail in a single neonatal image and confident, comfortable reading Fully automatic and exam-independent, MUSICA provides... Read more

Agfa HealthCare, Qaelum Agreement: New Dose Monitoring Solution

2014 24 Nov

Agfa HealthCare and Qaelum sign agreement for Dose Monitoring Solution to optimise radiation exposure information across modalities, departments and institutions. The solution supports organisations to manage, analyse and balance their dose management.   Solution provides data on dose at the study, patient, device, modality or institution level.... Read more

ECR 2014: Talking About Radiation Risk

2014 18 Mar

The knowns and unknowns of radiation risk were discussed by Annalisa Trianni from Italy at the Management in Radiology session, held during the recent European Congress of Radiology in Vienna, in a talk prepared with Donald Peck from the USA.  Outcome of radiation can be pre-determined to some extent. The amount of energy required to cause these... Read more