Search Tag: Dose

IMAGING Management

Bigger Dose Will Not Improve Prostate Cancer Survival

2016 31 Mar

A bigger radiation dose will not improve the long-term chances of patients with non-metastatic prostate cancer, a new study in the U.S. by Thomas Jefferson University has found. Despite advances in technology that has allowed doctors to administer higher radiation doses to prostate cancer patients with fewer side effects, the new study, published... Read more

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ECR2016: Safe Imaging Picks Up Pace; But What About The Children?

2016 02 Mar

The EuroSafe Imaging campaign, the initiative of the European Society of Radiologists (ESR) to increase awareness for radiation protection among the radiology community, has established itself as a basis for international benchmarking, industry experts said at a symposium during the ECR2016 congress in Vienna on Wednesday. But most of the speakers also... Read more

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Paediatric Medical Imaging: The Three ‘Rights’

2014 17 Jul

In order to promote the safe and effective use of medical imaging, the Mayo Clinic has started a collaborative effort to ensure that a national protocol is put into action. This initiative, published online in the Journal of Patient Safety, calls for the American College of Radiology, the Joint Commission, the Intersociety Accreditation Commission and... Read more

ICU Management

Maquet Critical Care launches AGC, Automatic Gas Control

2014 04 Jul

FLOW-i Anesthesia Delivery System now available with AGC: 
Advanced speed and control provide improved efficiency and ease of use during anesthesia.MAQUET FLOW-i® is now available with optional Automatic Gas Control (AGC™). Officially launched at the ESA (European Society of Anaesthesiology) annual conference in Stockholm, Sweden, in June 2014 under... Read more

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Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening For High Risk Smokers

2014 08 Jun

Age and habitual cigarette use factor into the risk assessment for lung cancer in former and current smokers. The implementation of a screening program, which utilises a state-of-the-art prediction model, can be more efficient for the identification of those with a risk high enough to warrant costly and potentially invasive imaging investigations. Advanced... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Dexmedetomidine Lowers Anesthetic Dose Requirements in Surgery

2014 16 Apr

According to a study published in the April issue of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) journal ‘Anesthesia & Analgesia’, adjuvant use of the sedative drug dexmedetomidine has achieved a reduction in the doses of propofol and remifentanil required for patients undergoing surgery.Dr Marc Fischler of Hôpital Foch, Suresnes in France,... Read more

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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 effects... Read more

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Toshiba’s FDA-Cleared CT Allows Visualisation of Myocardial Ischemia

2014 13 Mar

Toshiba introduces exclusive and FDA-cleared CT Myocardial Perfusion on its Aquilion ONE and Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition CT systems.To improve cardiac diagnoses with simplified dose reduction technology, Toshiba announces the FDA clearance of its industry-exclusive CT Myocardial Perfusion capability. Available on Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE and Aquilion... Read more

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Toshiba Partners With Unfors Raysafe To Improve X-Ray Room Staff Safety

2014 11 Mar

RaySafe i2 Now Available on Toshiba Infinix-i SystemsTo improve clinical staff safety during interventional procedures and help monitor radiation dose, Toshiba Medical Systems Europe has partnered with Unfors RaySafe AB  to offer a new dose monitoring and management tool for Infinix™-i cardiovascular X-ray systems.Toshiba integrates RaySafe i2, a state-of-the-art... Read more

Health Management

Cardiovascular Imaging

2014 08 Mar

Interviewee Dr. Eugenio Picano, FESC Director General Echocardiographic Laboratory Institute of Clinical Physiology, CNR Pisa, Italy   Interviewed by Claire Pillar Managing Editor HealthManagement   What prompted the European Society of Cardiology to produce this position paper on the appropriate and justified use of medical radiation... Read more

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