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Revolutionary MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy One Step Closer

2014 08 Apr

First-generation system for testing at University Medical Center Utrecht is next step in what may be a quantum leap in tumour visualisation during radiotherapy Royal Philips and The Netherlands’ University Medical Center (UMC) have announced that the initial components of the world’s first high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiation... 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... 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 Systems To 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... Read more

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ECR 2014: COCIR Supports Eurosafe Imaging Campaign: Working Together For Patient Safety

2014 07 Mar

COCIR has welcomed the EuroSafe Imaging campaign launch, whose main objective is patient and healthcare worker safety.  A European Society of Radiology (ESR) initiative, the launch is taking place at the 2014 European Congress of Radiology (ECR) with a poster exhibition and a new dedicated website.

 The EuroSafe Imaging campaign promotes... Read more

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Siemens Awarded US FDA Approval for RT Pro Workflow Features

2014 27 Jan

FDA Clears Siemens RT Workflow Features RT Pro edition enhances radiation oncology workflow on company’s SOMATOM Definition AS Open CT simulator Siemens Healthcare has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the RT Pro edition – a package of features designed to enhance radiation oncology workflow for Siemens’... Read more

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ESC Paper: Cardiologists Must Reduce Inappropriate Radiation Exposure

2014 16 Jan

Radiation from cardiology procedures equals more than 50 chest X-rays per person each year In a recent position paper published in the European Heart Journal the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has urged cardiologists to reduce patient radiation exposure. The paper outlines doses and risks of common cardiology examinations for the first... Read more

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UNSCEAR: Radiation Exposure Associated Risk Levels Vary for Adults and Children

2013 29 Oct

The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) has presented its report entitled "Effects of radiation exposure of children" to the UN General Assembly in New York. The core message is that adults and children receive doses of ionizing radiation in varying degrees, which in turn impact them differently. Consequently,... Read more

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Unfors RaySafe S1 Dose Management Software Awarded

2013 30 Jul

 Unfors RaySafe has won “Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2013” for its RaySafe S1 dose management software.   Their success in the “Interface Design” category of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2013 was achieved against strong competition. The award judges noted “the high aesthetic appeal of the design, the compellingly simple operation... Read more

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Are We At Risk from Airport Scanners?

2013 09 Jul

An individual would have to receive more than 22,500 airport scans a year to reach the standard maximum safe yearly dose determined by the American National Standards Institute and the Health Physics Society, according to a new American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Report, "Radiation Dose from Airport Scanners." The report by an... Read more

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Intermountain Healthcare Launches System to Measure and Report Cumulative Medical Radiation Exposure

2013 27 May

Intermountain Healthcare, a Utah-based nonprofit system of 22 hospitals and 185 clinics, is compiling the cumulative radiation patients receive from about 220,000 higher-dose procedures and imaging exams each year, starting with exams performed in the last quarter of 2012. That information is now readily available to both physicians and patients.... Read more