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Health Management

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 Hospital EOS 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... 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... 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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EOS imaging Announces Two Installations at New York-Presbyterian Hospital

2015 23 Jul

EOS imaging  (Paris:EOSI) (Euronext, FR0011191766 – EOSI), the pioneer in 2D/3D orthopedic medical imaging and associated solutions, has announced two EOS®   system installations at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a world-renowned hospital. The devices have been installed at New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and New York-Presbyterian/Allen... Read more

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Saudi Hospital Chooses to Implement New Agfa HealthCare PACS

2015 29 May

Agfa HealthCare picture archiving and communication system (PACS) streamlines patient care, connects images and information, saves time and promotes efficiencies. Fully automated ceiling-suspended digital radiography (DR) room is a high-productivity solution ideal for facilities that are looking to streamline workflow and increase throughput.... Read more

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EOS imaging System Installed at Leading Paediatric Orthopaedic Hospital

2015 07 May

13 out of the 20 Highest-Ranked Paediatric Orthopaedic Centres in the U.S. have adopted EOS U.S. clinical results presented at the POSNA annual meeting confirm a 50-fold radiation reduction with Micro Dose option EOS imaging, the pioneer in 2D/3D orthopaedic medical imaging, announced that another of the leading U.S. hospitals for paediatric... Read more