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ICU Management

Can RIFLE Urine Output Criteria Predict Contrast-Associated Nephropathy?

2016 10 May

A study that assessed the predictive value of the Risk of renal dysfunction, Injury to the kidney, Failure of kidney function, Loss of kidney function and End-stage renal disease (RIFLE) urine output criteria on contrast-induced nephropathy in critically ill patients found its predictive value to be low, which limits its use for assessing the effects... Read more

Health Management

Iodinated Contrast Media: Risks and Best Practice

2016 05 Jan

The aim of administering contrast media in medical imaging is to improve image contrast and the diagnostic efficacy of the imaging examination being undertaken. Developments in the manufacture of iodinated contrast media have led to an increase in safety standards. However, the administration of iodinated contrast media still provides a potential... Read more

Health Management

Volume 15 - Issue 4, 2015

2015 30 Dec

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IMAGING Management

Lower Dose, Lower Contrast Possible for CTA Scans

2015 26 Dec

A CTA scan (a scan of the arteries) can be performed with a contrast medium volume reduction of up to 75 percent and up to 50 percent reduction in radiation dose, according to a new study from the University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands. Researchers say the study's results can almost directly be applied in hospitals today, thus providing enormous... Read more

IMAGING Management

Combination of Imaging Methods Improves Diagnostics

2015 21 Feb

Researchers in Germany have succeeded in a breakthrough for the further development of contrast agents and consequently improved diagnostics with imaging using MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) procedures. Using a new technique called imaging mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS imaging), they were able to determine the tissue-related kinetics of the contrast... Read more

Health Management

Radiation Dose: Communicating With Patients

2014 08 Nov

Key Points • Radiology departments need to communicate with patients about radiation dose and contrast media to confirm with the new European directive. • Departments must track radiation dose, and be prepared for the additional workload this requires. • Radiation dose information and quality assurance can be a marketing tool for departments.... Read more