Search Tag: diagnostic imaging

Executive Health Management

Affidea grows in Portugal and expands into teleradiology

2018 23 May

Affidea Group is a leading healthcare services provider with over 7500 professionals performing almost 13 million examinations each year. Affidea is recognised for its superior medical technology platform, scale efficiencies, internationally awarded medical excellence and its continued expansion into new ways to create value as an integrator provider... Read more

Executive Health Management

Alliar: Innovations for a country of continental dimensions

2018 23 May

Alliar’s innovative business model and IT systems mean that patients in remote locations have access to standardised, high-quality exams in any of its patient centres across Brazil.   Intro: Parauapebas   Parauapebas is a small town located in north Brazil, next to the Amazon rainforest. It sits 2,000 km away from São Paulo, the country’s... Read more

IMAGING Management

Cyclotron - a safer way to produce medical isotopes

2018 22 May

Canada’s Chalk River Nuclear Reactor, one of two major producers in the world of technetium-99m (the major medical isotope used for diagnostic procedures), closed down last March. To help counter the facility's closure and prevent isotope supply disruption, University of Alberta scientists have taken a critical step towards producing technetium-99m... Read more

IMAGING Management

Inappropriate CT and MRI use in hospitalised patients

2018 22 Feb

The use of diagnostic imaging has increased significantly over the past decade, and expensive technologies such as CT and MRI have been extensively introduced into several diagnostic procedures. While the clinical information acquired from their use may be beneficial to patients, these diagnostic tests also lead to increased healthcare costs. New research... Read more

Health Management

Reputation

2018 20 Feb

Taking control of your reputation has become far more complex in recent decades, with advanced technology presenting widespread opportunities. If well choreographed, use of the many tools, platforms and channels on hand can lead to significant strength, propelling your reputation; but if orchestrated badly, your online and offline involvement could actually... Read more

Health Management

Diagnostic imaging in sports medicine

2018 20 Feb

Radiologists collaborate with sports physicians for optimal performance How diagnostic imaging can be used in sports medicine and how different techniques can be used to assess muscle injuries. Diagnostic imaging in sports medicine As muscle injuries represent more than thirty percent of sports injuries, with great implications for professional... Read more

IMAGING Management

Informing Patients About Imaging Tests' Radiation Risks

2017 18 Jul

The general population does not receive enough information regarding radiation exposure and the associated risks related to imaging tests. Thus, initiatives should be designed to reinforce the patient’s awareness when ordering a diagnostic imaging test, says a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE. Over the past decades, a significant part of... Read more

IMAGING Management

Experts: Diagnostic Radiation Exposure 'Safe for Children'

2017 12 Jun

Ionising radiation is widely thought to increase one's risk of getting cancer. However, researchers claim the long-held belief that even low doses of radiation, such as those received in diagnostic imaging, increase cancer risk is based on an inaccurate, 70-year-old hypothesis and leads to unnecessary fear and misdiagnoses. The hypothesis referred... Read more

IMAGING Management

Benefit-Risk Assessment in Diagnostic Imaging

2017 11 Apr

Diagnostic imaging has many effects and there is no common definition of value in diagnostic radiology. A new study proposes using a standardised benefit-risk criteria (BRC) framework to ensure consistent examination of differences among diagnostic alternatives. The study is in press in the journal Academic Radiology.   Several frameworks for... Read more

IMAGING Management

ESR and IAEA Conclude Practical Arrangement on Diagnostic Imaging

2017 01 Mar

Front row from left to right: May Abdel-Wahab (IAEA), Katrine Riklund (ESR), Aldo Malavasi (IAEA), Diana Paez (IAEA)   The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the European Society of Radiology (ESR) have concluded a practical arrangement on cooperation in the area of diagnostic imaging, including hybrid imaging. This practical arrangement,... Read more