News | November 07, 2014

Sectra Expands Hospital’s Radiation Dose Tracking Ability

Sectra viewing technology

October 1, 2014 – Backus Hospital, Hartford Hospital, The Hospital of Central Connecticut, MidState Medical Center, and Windham Hospital now gather and analyze dose data from all necessary modalities within their imaging departments to ensure an effective dose management program for their patients through the use of Sectra DoseTrack.

"Sectra DoseTrack was an optimal choice for Hartford HealthCare. The software is highly configurable and provides dose reports at both the hospital and enterprise level. This will enable us to benchmark best practices between our hospitals and further our position in providing safe and leading patient care," says Gary Dee, M.D., chairman of radiology.
 
Sectra DoseTrack accepts data from multiple sources, including all modalities capable of recording and sending dose information, the EMR, the RIS, and the PACS. Robust analysis capabilities for dose optimization and consideration of patient size and demographics allow for effective organ dose calculations and patient risk assessment. AuntMinnie named Sectra DoseTrack "Best New Radiology Software of 2013."
 
"Sectra's long-term commitment and investment in radiation dose monitoring technology is an integral part of our corporate strategy of improving the quality of patient care. Hartford HealthCare represents a large healthcare provider who is taking a proactive approach to ensure top-notch patient care delivery," said Mikael Anden, president of Sectra, North America.
 
For more information: www.sectra.com

Related Content

New Study Evaluates Head CT Examinations and Patient Complexity
News | Neuro Imaging | May 17, 2019
Computed tomography (CT) of the head uses special X-ray equipment to help assess head injuries, dizziness and other...
FDA Clears Aidoc's AI Solution for Flagging Pulmonary Embolism
Technology | Artificial Intelligence | May 15, 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) solutions provider Aidoc has been granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
FDA Approves Zebra Medical Vision's HealthPNX AI Chest X-ray Triage Product
Technology | Artificial Intelligence | May 13, 2019
Zebra Medical Vision has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for HealthPNX, an artificial...
Gorilla Undergoes Follow-up CT Scan at Boston's Franklin Park Zoo

Gigi, a western lowland gorilla at Fanklin Park Zoo (Boston), recently underwent a computed tomography (CT) scan as part of efforts to identify the cause of ongoing health issues in recent months. Image courtesy of Zoo New England

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | May 06, 2019
Gigi, a western lowland gorilla, was recently put under anesthesia at Franklin Park Zoo (Boston) so the zoo’s...
Aidoc Raises $27 Million in Series B Funding
News | Artificial Intelligence | May 02, 2019
Radiology artificial intelligence (AI) solutions provider Aidoc announced a $27 million investment, bringing its total...
Canon Medical Installs First CT Scanner With AI in Belgium
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | May 02, 2019
May 2, 2019 — Canon Medical has installed the Aquilion One Genesis, one of the first...
Physicians, Patients Talking Less About Lung Cancer Screening
News | Lung Cancer | April 29, 2019
Smoking rates are down nationally, but so are discussions among physicians and smokers about lung cancer screening,...
A 3-D printed tungsten X-ray system collimator. 3D printed, additive manufacturing for medical imaging.

A 3-D printed tungsten X-ray system collimator. The tungsten alloy powder is printed into the form desired and is laser fused so it can be machined and finished. Previously, making collimators from Tungsten was labor intensive because it required working with sheets of the metal to create the collimator matrix. 

Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | April 29, 2019 | By Steve Jeffery
In ...
Video Plus Brochure Helps Patients Make Lung Cancer Scan Decision

Image courtesy of the American Thoracic Society

News | Lung Cancer | April 19, 2019
A short video describing the potential benefits and risks of low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening for lung...