Radiation Dose Management

The radiation dose management channel includes information of radiation dose recording software, real-time staff dose monitoring, regulatory compliance and technology to reduce dose, including interative reconstruction software.

Fluke Biomedical, Advantage Training, medical device preventive maintenance, QA
News | May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015 — Fluke Biomedical launched Advantage Training, an online center aimed at providing accessible training to...
PACSHealth, Dell, DoseMonitor Online, hosting, distribution, agreement
Technology | May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015 — PHS Technologies Group LLC, a unit of PACSHealth LLC announced that Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences...
RaySafe i2 real-time dose monitoring, radiation dose monitoring, cath lab

Real time radiation dose monitoring in the cath lab enables staff to see their level of exposure any time and can alert them when their levels are spiking. Staff wearing RaySafe i2 real-time dose monitoring badges.

Feature | May 07, 2015
With increased discussion and awareness placed on patient radiation exposure in medical imaging, similar concerns have...
Edward Diethrich, ORSIF, fluoroscopy, radiation, risks, documentary
News | May 07, 2015
May 6, 2015 — The Organization for Occupational Safety in Interventional Fluoroscopy (ORSIF) announced the release of a...
radiation dose monitoring, cath lab dose monitoring, Raysafe

Staff at Lawrence General Hospital are wearing the RaySafe i2 color-coded dosimeters to monitor personal radiation exposure while performing a procedure.

Feature | May 04, 2015 | Lori M. Weir, M.D.
It’s the invisible elephant in radiology — radiation exposure. As physicians, we know all too well that exposure to...
ACR, AAPM, Radiation Safety Officer Resources
News | April 28, 2015
April 28, 2015 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) and American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) are...
ASRT, Joint Commission, modules, CT, MRI, safety, dose reduction
News | April 21, 2015
April 21, 2015 — The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has launched new online products to help...
UltraSPECT, dose management, lower dose SPECT

UltraSPECT's image reconstruction software can be used on older SPECT systems to allow lower-dose imaging. This is an example of the software's imaging capability using between 30-50 percent less dose.

Feature | April 20, 2015 | Dave Fornell
<p>Nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission...
Monitoring Radiation Dose

Photo courtesy of Toshiba.

Feature | April 01, 2015 | Jeff Zagoudis
Radiation dose continues to be one of the hottest topics in radiology, as government mandates and public concern are...
Bonn Call for Action, FDA, radiation exposure, medical imaging, update
Feature | March 25, 2015
March 25, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its latest efforts in supporting the Bonn Call...
radiation, risk, cancer patients, information, Memorial Sloan Kettering, MSKCC
Feature | March 24, 2015
March 24, 2015 — A new study published online in the journal Radiology found a substantial gap between patient...
low-dose radiation, cancer risk, mice, Berkeley National Laboratory, therapy, CT
Feature | March 23, 2015
March 23, 2015 — Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  have uncovered...
New Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case Available: Optimizing Radiation Use During a Difficult IVC Filter Retrieval
News | March 20, 2015
The sixth Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case —Optimizing Radiation Use During a Difficult IVC Filter Retrieval — is now...
MPTronic, SST Group, RDM, Radiation Dosage Monitor

Image courtesy of MPTronic

Technology | March 18, 2015
March 18, 2015 — SST Group Inc. announced a partnership with MPTronic to become the exclusive distributor in the United...
Toshiba, Dose Tracking System, DTS, cardiovascular x-ray
News | March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Dose Tracking System makes interventional procedures safer for...
Unfors Raysafe, Fluke Biomedical, X2 survey sensor, QA, X-ray, radiation

Image courtesy of Unfors Raysafe

News | March 10, 2015
March 10, 2015 — Unfors RaySafe released a new radiation survey sensor at the 2015 European Congress of Radiology (ECR...
interventional radiology, Mayo Clinic, aprons, dose, cath lab
Feature | March 02, 2015
March 2, 2015 — Frequent use of lead aprons in the interventional lab and radiology departments to protect against...
News | February 20, 2015
February 20, 2015 — Pediatric cardiology researchers and clinicians from numerous centers around the world gathered at...
Software to Help Manage Medical Imaging Radiation Dose

Sectra's dose monitoring software showing a comparison between the performance of an old and a replaced scanner.

Feature | February 18, 2015 | Dave Fornell
Cardiac imaging accounts for about one-third of the source of X-ray radiation dose for all medical imaging. Expanding...
CMS Issues Final National Coverage Determination on Screening for Lung Cancer with LDCT
News | February 06, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that the evidence is sufficient to add a lung...