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Imaging with EOS®

2016 25 Aug

The Radiologist’s ViewThe Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) acquired the ‏EOS ® imaging system because the technology gives ‏us biplanar capability with a single exam, with no distortion ‏in the image and most importantly, it is low-dose. Our ‏orthopaedic surgeons wanted to reduce radiation dose for ‏their patients, particularly the pediatric patients... Read more

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Radiation Dose - Who Calibrates the Machines?

2016 01 Feb

Dose reduction programmes rely on hardware, software and the actions of healthcare staff and patients. But did you ever stop to wonder who ensures the accuracy of the imaging and radiation therapy machines?The University of Wisconsin Radiation Calibration Laboratory provides calibration services to around 60 percent of the U.S. medical physics market,... Read more

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CT Dose Management: A Pan European Strategy

2016 05 Jan

Computed Tomography (CT) ranks as one of the top five medical developments of the last 40 years, with its inventors being awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1979 (Radiologyinfo. org 2011). From the first generation of CT scanners in the 1970s to the fourth generation scanners of today, the technological improvements of CT in speed, resolution and... Read more

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Volume 15 - Issue 4, 2015

2015 30 Dec

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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

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RSNA15: Gaming Tech Creates Better X-Rays

2015 01 Dec

Researchers have developed software for the Microsoft Kinect gaming console that measures body-part thickness and checks for motion, positioning and beam adjustment immediately before x-ray imaging. The goal is to have the best quality x-rays at the lowest dose possible without repeating images, the researchers explained. Their feasibility study was... Read more

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Study: Reduced PET Tracer, More Scans

2015 03 Nov

Latest advances in PET scanning technology make it possible to reduce radiation dose for both patients and medical staff by up to 30 percent, allowing an addition of 100 scans a year at Central Manchester University Hospitals. A recent study by scientists at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester... Read more

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EOS imaging Announces Second Installation in Hong Kong

2015 23 Sep

Installation at The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital, a leading Hong Kong University HospitalEOS imaging (Euronext, FR0011191766 – EOSI), the pioneer in 2D/3D orthopedic medical imaging, announced today that The Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital has become the second hospital in Hong Kong to install the EOS® platform. The center’s stellar reputation... Read more

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Diagnostic Imaging Can Rule Out CAD in Low-Risk Patients

2015 17 Aug

According to Dutch researchers, coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) combined with calcium scoring can noninvasively rule out coronary artery disease (CAD) in about half of women with atypical chest pain who are at relatively low risk for CAD. Their study, published in Journal of Women's Health, shows that the combined method is a good first-line... Read more

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New Standards Pave the Way for Better Imaging

2015 07 Aug

The new standards for diagnostic imaging, issued by the Joint Commission, aim to help prevent duplicate and unnecessary medical imaging and reduce potentially harmful exposure to radiation for patients who need different exams. The new imaging standards focus primarily on the radiation dose index. While uncertainties remain about the long-term impact... Read more

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