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2012-02-10 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The advanced functionality of Elekta's family of digital linear accelerators demands the highest degree of intelligent coordination. Elekta's latest control system, Integrity(TM) R1.1, meets this requirement through three tiers of safety, command of MLC interdigitation for exceptional field shaping, and support of virtually limitless options to adjust the radiation dose. Integrity R1.1 has undergone rigorous tests in eight international...

2010-11-15 13:19:03

American Heart Association Meeting Report A protocol that uses continuous real-time radiation monitoring, low-dose imaging programs and requires physician awareness of radiation dose, significantly reduced radiation exposure during electrophysiology procedures and catheter ablations to diagnose and treat heart arrhythmias in children, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2010. Invasive cardiac electrophysiology is used to diagnose and treat...

2010-11-01 17:14:29

Researchers have developed an efficient method for extracting and archiving CT radiation dose information that can enable providers to keep track of estimated radiation dose delivered to each patient at a given facility, help providers make more informed health care decisions and improve patient safety, according to a study in the November issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (www.jacr.org). To facilitate access to and analysis of radiation dose information, researchers...

2010-06-24 04:02:40

Ensuring the optimum radiation dose on the same day as the brachytherapy implant in prostate cancer treatment manages to control the illness in about 95% of the cases. This is the result of research undertaken at the University Hospital of Navarre and published in the latest issue of Brachytherapy, journal of the American Society of Brachytherapy. As is known, brachytherapy is a radiotherapy treatment involving the insertion of radioactive sources within or near the tumour. Between 2000 and...