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Radiation Dose Reduction for Common CT Examinations

2017 27 Jun

Opportunity exists for substantial radiation dose reduction using existing computed tomography (CT) technology for common diagnostic tasks, according to a new study reported in the journal Academic Radiology.CT is widely used in medical practice and can provide images with high spatial and temporal resolution that cover large regions of the body, with... Read more

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Updated ACR Appropriateness Criteria Cover New Topics

2017 09 Jan

The revised edition of ACR Appropriateness Criteria® now covers 227 topics with more than 1,100 clinical indications. Developed by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the new release features 7 new and 19 updated diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology topics. These guidelines help clinicians choose the most appropriate medical imaging exam for... Read more

Health Management

2016 08 Dec

Ahead of the introduction of the new Basic Safety Standards Directive (BSSD) to GB and Northern Ireland law in February 2018, an expert working party has published a practical guide for hospitals to help ensure optimum dose management and patient safety when administering CT scans and X-rays. Through the standardisation of medical imaging and the... Read more

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2016 08 Dec

As a result of an approach from the Health & Safety Executive the AXREM Service Managers Specialist Focus Group believe there is an important rationale for the development of a common Radiation Controlled Area and Equipment Handover Document   AXREM members believe it is important to ensure there is cooperation between employers in line with IRR 99... Read more

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Experts Assess ACS Cancer Screening Recommendations

2016 09 Aug

A new article supports the recent changes made by the American Cancer Society in its recommendations for breast cancer screening. The new recommendations have modified the suggested ages for annual and biannual mammography and have also focused on patient preferences in decision making.The three primary recommendations by the ASC included:1. Annual... Read more

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The BIR Launches First Free Online “Radiation Protection for Cardiology” Course

2016 22 Jun

The British Institute of Radiology (BIR) has led a collaboration between the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) with representation from the Royal College of Physicians’ Cardiology Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) to develop a vital training resource for cardiologists.   This online training, developed by the BIR’s Radiation Protection Special... Read more

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Dose Management Software Increases CT Technologists’ Radiation Awareness

2016 12 Apr

Dose awareness among radiology staff is essential to optimize radiation dose delivered to patients.Real-time monitoring solutions are precious tools for healthcare professionals especially for CT technologists.According to Health Imaging – a leading news website that reflects the clinical, informatics and practice management considerations involved... Read more

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Radiation-Chemo Combo Prolongs Survival in Low-Grade Brain Tumour

2016 11 Apr

Patients with glioma – a low-grade type of brain tumour – who received radiation therapy plus a chemotherapy regimen, including procarbazine, lomustine and vincristine (PCV), experienced a longer progression-free and overall survival than patients with only radiation therapy, according to the results of the clinical trial, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group... Read more

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Sound Touch Elastography : A New Solution for Ultrasound Elastography

2016 19 Jan

Introduction In recent years there has been great interest in measuring the stiffness of tissue in vivo. Indeed, over the past 20 years, different elasticity imaging approaches have been developed around the world [1-4]. Ultrasound elasticity imaging adds mechanical information to conventional diagnostic ultrasound and extends patient diagnostic information.... Read more