Search Tag: CT

IMAGING Management


2013 06 May

The new Aquilion ONE/ ViSION Edition CT scanner (pictured) from Toshiba distinguishes itself with a faster rotation speed of just 0.275 seconds which is applicable for all routine applications. A wider 78 cm gantry bore improves patient comfort and access. In combination with AIDR 3D, the ViSION Edition provides fast and robust low dose imaging for...Read more

ICU Management


2013 05 Mar

Many physicians have long believed that the use of intravenous contrast agents for CT scans can cause acute kidney injury . New Mayo Clinic research questions the strength of the causal link between the two. The findings from two tandem studies are published online in the journal Radiology . The first study examined all previous research that...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 06 Mar

In a research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine, Tanner J. Caverly, M.D., of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, and colleagues report the findings of a survey of patients undergoing outpatient computed tomography (CT) at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center.   271 patients completed the survey, which examined...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 09 Mar

By offering new upgrade options for hard- and software, Siemens Healthcare supports hospitals and practitioners operating under tight budgets. Siemens Healthcare offers systems that can be extended to additional functionalities when needed. In the field of magnetic resonance imaging, Siemens makes the latest technological innovations available to its...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 19 Mar

The University Hospital of North Tees, part of the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, has ordered a SOMATOM® Definition Flash from Siemens Healthcare. The Dual Source CT system is due to be installed in the main X-ray department alongside an existing Definition AS CT system later this year. In addition to assisting with existing procedures...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 23 Apr

A recently published article in BMC Medicine presents the updated Scandinavian Neurotrauma Committee (SNC)  guidelines for initial management of minimal, mild and moderate head injury in adults. The guidelines are primarily designed as evidence and consensus-based guidance for physicians who are not experts in the field and   with the Scanadivian...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 30 Apr

The estimated size of chest lymph nodes and lung nodules seen on CT images varies significantly when the same nodes or nodules are examined using lower versus higher doses of radiation, a new study has shown.  The study, conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, used a 3D image processing tool to quantitatively measure the volume of...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 30 Apr

A recently published review article in Radiology looks at the value of CT and MR imaging in diagnosing pericard ial disease.  Diagnosis of related diseases has improved in recent years, largely due to the availability of several noninvasive cardiac imaging modalities. Transthoracic echocardiography, which combines structural and physiologic assessment,...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 04 May

Research published in The Lancet shows that our ancestors also suffered from clogged arteries. The researchers performed CT scans of 137 mummies from four continents and found artery plaque in every single population studied, from preagricultual hunter-gatherers in the Aleutian Islands to the ancient Puebloans of southwestern United States. Their...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 07 May

Hitachi Medical Systems has announced FDA clearance for its SCENARIA Advanced 128 CT system. SCENARIA combines the latest dose saving technologies with enhanced patient access features and rapid workflow in a 128-slice model. The Advanced 128 features are also available as a field upgrade for the SCENARIA 64-slice model. “SCENARIA is another...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 14 May

Abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans obtained for other clinical indications can be used to screen patients for osteoporosis. Central dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) of the hips and lumbar spine is widely recognised as the reference standard for diagnosing osteoporosis, yet the procedure is underused. Nearly half of all female Medicare beneficiaries...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 24 May

Young people who undergo CT scans are 24 percent more likely to develop cancer compared with those who do not, a study published on suggests. 

However, the absolute excess for all cancers combined was low, at 9.38 for every 100,000 person years of follow-up.  The increasing use of CT scans has brought concerns about possible cancer risks,...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 10 Jun

According to a study of seven U.S. healthcare systems, the use of computed tomography (CT) scans of the head, abdomen/pelvis, chest or spine, in children younger than age 14 more than doubled from 1996 to 2005, and this associated radiation is projected to potentially increase the risk of radiation-induced cancer in these children in the future, according...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 12 Jun

In a study presented at the 93rd American Association for Thoracic Surgery Annual Meeting, investigators from the University of Toronto departments of Thoracic Surgery and Diagnostic Radiology show that minimal dose computed tomography (MnDCT) of the thorax offers much greater sensitivity at detecting new or recurrent lung cancer, with equivalent amount...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 24 Jun

Philips has announced new capabilities for its Iterative Model Reconstruction (IMR) technology, a knowledge-based iterative reconstruction technique. The new capabilities were announced at the International Society for Computed Tomography’s (ISCT) 15th Annual International Symposium on Multidetector-Row CT, and include IMR’s ability to simultaneously...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 17 Sep

Over the past decade, many papers 1-3 have been published concerning the challenges of respiratory movement during radiation therapy. It is well known that normal breathing can cause severe motion artifacts during a CT scan. For diagnostic scans, the patient is usually scanned during a deep inspiration breath-hold which minimizes internal motion. This...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 11 Jul

More than one quarter of the children treated for headache across a range of care settings received a computed tomography scan, possibly exposing them to unnecessary radiation and increased cancer risks, according to an article in the July edition of Pediatrics. “It’s ironic that providers sometimes use CT scans to rule out brain tumours or brain...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 22 Jul

While the number of CT scans being performed on children have increased, do parents really know the potential risks involved in the procedure? A recently published study found that while close to half of the parents surveyed were aware of the risk, most underestimated the exposure. Almost all of the parents wanted to know about the potential risk....Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 05 Sep

IMRIS Inc. has announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510K clearance to market VISIUS® iCT, the first and only ceiling-mounted intraoperative computed tomography (iCT) on the market. “This revolutionary IMRIS solution will be an essential part of the hybrid operating room of the future, especially for the spinal and neurosurgical market,”...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 05 Aug

A recent article in BMJ looks at overdiagnosis of pulmonary emboli in the context of increasing use of CT scanning. Authors, Renda Soylemez Wiener, Lisa Schwartz and Steven Woloshin argue that the widespread availability of CT pulmonary angiography has encouraged doctors to lower their threshold for looking for pulmonary embolism in the hope of missing...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 03 Sep

For every hour of observation of children with minor blunt head trauma in the emergency department, CT scans were reduced by approximately 70 percent on average, according to a study published published online in Annals of Emergency Medicine. “Every hour of observation time in the emergency department was associated with a decrease in CT rates...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 06 Sep

The European Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry association, COCIR, has published  its 3rd Annual Self-Regulatory Initiative (SRI) Status Report focusing on Computed Tomography (CT). COCIR’s membership continues to proactively invest in green technologies as they are convinced this remains key in meeting the challenges healthcare...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 26 Sep

In a recently published study in Pediatrics, more than a third of the 44,000 children presenting to 25 emergency departments  received CT scans to evaluate an injury. About 4% of the scans revealed incidental findings, which ranged in severity from enlarged tonsils to life-threatening cancers. The analysis did not include those children who had an...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 15 Nov

Siemens’ new computer tomograph (CT) ‘Somatom Force’ had its global premiere at Germany’s University Medical Centre Mannheim. Within the initial weeks of clinical use at Mannheim’s Institute for Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, the company’s third generation of Dual Source computed tomography – CT scanners each with two radiation tubes and...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 29 Nov

NeuroLogica is now offering Olea Medical’s perfusion analysis software for BodyTom® and CereTom®. Olea SphereTM Enterprise Package includes Perfusion & Analysis Plug-ins as well as Permeability and Longitudinal Mono-Modal CT options.  Together, these technologies expand the diagnostic capabilities of BodyTom and CereTom providing additional...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 29 Nov

A recently published US study, co-authored by Kathleen Lang, Huan Huang, David W Lee, Victoria Federico and Joseph Menzin in the wake of concerns that had been raised regarding the growth in advanced diagnostic imaging use, evaluates national trends in outpatient MRI/CT utilisation rates and associated factors over the years 2000 to 2009.  The...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 01 Dec

Philips launched today  two fundamentally new developments: its Vereos PET/CT fully digital positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging system, and its IQon Spectral CT1 spectral detector-based computed tomography (CT) imaging system.  “We work closely with radiologists to understand their biggest challenges, and incorporate...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 02 Dec

Samsung invites RSNA attendees to discover new healthcare experience via the company’s full portfolio of healthcare equipment including CT, Digital Radiography and Ultrasound Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, is showcasing its growing presence in the radiology field and its commitment to deliver...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 03 Dec

Revolution CT to give clinicians a test that gives them outstanding image quality and reduced dose exposure for patients. GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company announced at this year’s Radiological Society of North America's Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois that its 510(k)-pending Revolution CT^ has...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 03 Dec

With screening for lung cancer likely to be funded in the United States in the near future for patients at high risk for lung cancer, radiologists need to consider how to communicate with those patients that need to get low dose CT scans every year, according to Prof. James Ravenel of the Medical University of South Carolina, speaking at the Radiological...Read more