Search Tag: radiation exposure

Impact of Cardiac Radiation on Risk of Coronary Artery Disease

2020 27 Jan

Over the years, there has been significant progress in the treatment of children with cancer. This has resulted in an increase in the number of cancer survivors living into adulthood. However, significant impact has been observed on the long-term health of these individuals, with many of them experiencing chronic health issues related to previous treatment.... Read more

#ECR2019: Paediatric CEUS: a fantastic tool

2019 06 Mar

Dr.  Paul Sidhu , professor of Imaging Sciences and Consultant Radiologist King’s College London , UK, and President Elect of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology ( EFSUMB ) presented the Luigi Oliva Honorary Lecture at ECR2019 .   Professor Sidhu opened his lecture saying “I fully appreciate that ultrasound... Read more

Sectra wins US enterprise radiation dose monitoring contract

2018 25 Jul

International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra will install its cloud-based, radiation dose monitoring software, Sectra DoseTrack , throughout Memorial Hermann Health System. The software will enable increased patient safety by detecting patients’ radiation exposure, ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and standardize... Read more

Dose-reduction technique for CT-guided spine biopsies

2017 14 Nov

CT-guided spinal procedures using CT fluoroscopy have become increasingly more popular because of its ease of localisation and visualisation of the targeted abnormality. However, growing utilisation and nonuniform protocols for CT guidance have brought about the need to reduce radiation exposure to the lowest adequate level while maintaining patient... Read more

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

Dual-agent PET/MR Detects More Cancer, Reduces Radiation

2017 16 Jun

New research presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) shows that simultaneous injections of flourine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) and   18F-sodium fluoride (18F-NaF) followed by quantitative scanning significantly improves image quality and detection of bone metastases at a lower dose.... Read more

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

New Imaging Technique for AF Minimises Radiation Exposure

2017 04 Jun

According to cardiologists from NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine, a new imaging technique should be more widely adopted by physicians to treat atrial fibrillation as it limits or eliminates patients' exposure to radiation. The article is published in Heart Rhythm. The specialists believe that the primary obstacle to the widespread... Read more

Diagnosing Head Injuries in Children

2017 21 Apr

A large-scale, multicenter validation study was conducted to assess the diagnostic accuracy of three clinical decision rules used by emergency doctors. The objective was to determine if it was possible to reduce unnecessary CT scans and radiation exposure in children with head injuries. The outcomes from the trial are published in The Lancet. See... Read more

Children and Medical Radiation

2017 18 Apr

Medical imaging is frequently necessary and is essential in diagnosis and management of children with illness and injury. Much of medical imaging requires ionising radiation. A discussion of radiation exposure is especially relevant in children due to their increased vulnerability, including to radiation-induced cancer, according to a report published... Read more