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Lung Ultrasound Safer Than Chest X-ray For Pneumonia in Children

2016 14 Apr

Lung ultrasound is portable, less costly and safer than chest X-rays when diagnosing pneumonia in children, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, results of which were published in the medical journal Chest. Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation... Read more

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International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI)

2016 04 Apr

The International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) is a premier peer-reviewed scientific conference dedicated to mathematical, algorithmic, and computational aspects of biomedical imaging using innovative imaging modalities on humans and small animals. Read more

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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust Chooses Agfa HealthCare Mobile DR Unit

2016 16 Feb

A first-time Agfa HealthCare customer, Trust implements two DX-D 100+Direct Radiography systems in Burnley & Royal Blackburn HospitalsThese are the first mobile direct radiography systems for the East Lancashire Hospitals.The DX-D 100+ was chosen over competitive systems for robustness, ease of use and image quality.Wireless DX-D 100+ delivers mobile... Read more

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Restricting Chest X-rays in the ICU is Cost-Effective

2015 25 Oct

In the intensive care setting, a restrictive approach to ordering chest x-rays can provide positive outcomes, according to a study from Mount Sinai Beth Israel, in New York, NY. Results found that a restrictive approach led to large decreases in total chest x-rays (CXRs) ordered, correcting for both total number of patients and ventilator days.A restrictive... Read more

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Samsung awarded Premier, Inc. contract for General Radiography, Computed Tomography, & Ultrasound

2015 15 Sep

Samsung has been awarded a group purchasing agreement for General Radiography, Computed Tomography, & Ultrasound with Premier, Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, effective October 1, 2015. The new agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for Digital Radiography,... Read more

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BIR Response to RCC's Paediatric Imaging Audit

2015 01 Aug

The British Institute of Radiology (BIR) issued the following statement in response to the Royal College of Radiologists’ national audit of paediatric X-ray services:The report from the Royal College of Radiologists’ paediatric imaging audit is disturbing and raises concerns over the safety of performing and reporting imaging in children. The NHS currently... Read more

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Carestream’s New Radiography/Fluoroscopy Systems Available for Order Worldwide

2015 23 Jul

Carestream Health entered the radiography/fluoroscopy (R/F) market with two systems that deliver high-quality, cost-effective imaging: the CARESTREAM DRX-Excel and CARESTREAM DRX-Excel Plus. These systems can enhance workflow and perform contrast exams using fluoroscopy that can be associated with a radiography image, in addition to specialized contrast... Read more

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#UKRC2015: Are Advanced Radiographers Fulfilling the Role?

2015 01 Jul

Two surveys on advanced radiography practice, presented at UKRC 2015 in Liverpool this week, provided a view of current work patterns in the UK. Sue Rimes, principal radiographer, Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, in a survey of CTC (computed tomography colonography) radiographers found that radiographers were most often responsible for carrying... Read more