Technology | December 04, 2009

Clinician Angiography Dose Lowering System Introduced

December 4, 2009 – In an effort to lower clinician radiation exposure in the cath lab, a new device displays the real-time dose each clinician receives and alerts them when they enter the radiation field. The DoseAware system was introduced by Philips Healthcare at the 2009 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting this week in Chicago.

DoseAware delivers real-time visualization, display and tracking of clinical staff X-ray dose to help healthcare professionals manage their exposure on the spot. Staff members wear a radiation detecting badge and their real-time detection level is shown on a screen attached to the cath lab monitors. When a clinician enters the radiation field, the screen warns the clinicians so they can take precautions to avoid exposure.

The system data is stored and can be used to generate reports on each staff member’s exposure and trending information on particular cath lab rooms.

The clinical tool is part of the Allura Xper angiography imaging system.

For more information: www.medical.philips.com

Related Content

Guerbet Showcases Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Solutions at RSNA 2018
News | Interventional Radiology | December 12, 2018
Guerbet LLC USA highlighted new and next-level product offerings and partnerships in contrast media, injectors,...
Hitachi Medical Systems Europe Introduces Third-Generation Intelligent Vector Flow Mapping
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | December 07, 2018
Hitachi Medical Systems Europe introduced what it calls the next level of intelligent Vector Flow Mapping (iVFM) at...
Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition
News | SPECT Imaging | December 06, 2018
Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) cardiac imaging company Spectrum Dynamics filed a lawsuit Dec. 6,...
Snoring Poses Greater Cardiac Risk to Women
News | Women's Health | November 29, 2018
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring may lead to earlier impairment of cardiac function in women than in men,...
AI Promising in Predicting Chronic Conditions From CT Scans
News | Artificial Intelligence | November 27, 2018
Zebra Medical Vision and Clalit Health Services announced the completion of two research projects that allow early...
Arterys Demonstrates AI Cloud-Based Medical Image Analysis Solutions at RSNA 2018
News | Computer-Aided Detection Software | November 26, 2018
Medical imaging software company Arterys will demonstrate its wide-ranging suite of artificial intelligence (AI)-...
HeartVista Announces One Click Autonomous MRI Solution
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | November 25, 2018
HeartVista announced its artificial intelligence (AI)-driven, One-Click Autonomous MRI acquisition software for cardiac...
Stryker's Advanced Guidance Technologies Partners With Synaptive Medical and Ziehm Imaging
News | Procedure Navigation Systems | November 20, 2018
Stryker's Advanced Guidance Technologies business (formerly known as Stryker's Navigation business) has entered into...
Bay Labs and Northwestern Medicine Enroll First Patient in AI Echocardiography Study
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | November 19, 2018
Medical artificial intelligence (AI) company Bay Labs and Northwestern Medicine announced that the first patient has...
Researchers Awarded 2018 Canon Medical Systems USA/RSNA Research Grants
News | Radiology Imaging | November 13, 2018
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research & Education (R&E) Foundation recently announced the...