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2012-07-02 22:22:43

The use of an electronic medical record (EMR) for reviewing portal images dramatically improves compliance with timeliness and record keeping, according to a study in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Portal images are used to verify the positioning of patients during daily radiation treatments to improve the accuracy of the radiation field placement, to reduce exposure to normal tissue and to deliver accurate dose to tumor volumes. "The benefits of the...

2012-07-02 06:25:12

WEST ORANGE, N.J., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Prostate Cancer Center of New Jersey, a partnership between AKSM/Oncology and the Urology Group of New Jersey (UGNJ), is the latest in a rapidly growing list of prostate-only treatment centers to earn the high honor of a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120702/CG34187) The ACR-ASTRO seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety,...

2012-06-11 10:24:11

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Center, a partnership between AKSM/Oncology and Arkansas Urology, has earned the high honor of a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology. The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Center is one of only a handful of prostate-only treatment centers in United States to earn this distinction. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120611/CG22394) The ACR-ASTRO seal of accreditation represents the highest...

2012-05-01 13:48:39

The use of a dedicated pediatric imaging department (with dedicated pediatric computed tomography (CT) technologists) for pediatric CT scans significantly reduces the radiation dose delivered to the patient, according to a study in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. When performed and monitored properly, the benefits of CT scans outweigh the potential long-term risk of radiation. To minimize the potential adverse effects of radiation exposure to pediatric...

2012-04-17 23:04:27

After peer review by the American College of Radiology and the American Society for Radiation Oncology, Abington Memorial Hospital's Radiation Oncology Department is Awarded Three-Year Accreditation. Abington, PA (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 The Rosenfeld Cancer Center at Abington Memorial Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology...

2012-04-04 10:26:47

Foundation Also Announces Leaders in Innovation, Gary J. Becker Young Investigator and Resident/Medical Student Awards FAIRFAX, Va., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John A. Kaufman, M.D., FSIR, a professor and Frederick S. Keller Chair of Interventional Radiology at the Dotter Interventional Institute in Portland, Ore., delivered the 2012 Dr. Charles T. Dotter Lecture on Monday, March 26 at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 37th Annual Scientific Meeting in San...

2012-04-02 20:58:13

According to a study in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, the department of radiology at the University of Colorado in Denver has developed a convenient, pocket-sized reference card to communicate the effective doses and radiation risks of common adult radiologic exams to referring physicians and patients. The Adult Dose-Risk Smartcard is part of the department's ongoing efforts to ensure safe medical imaging. The Adult Dose-Risk Smartcard is intended to...

2012-04-02 20:56:47

The secondary cancer risk from multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) scans is low among older adults, according to a study from Stanford University in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. MDCT is a high-speed imaging technique that is commonly used to diagnose a variety of diseases and conditions. Evidence shows that MDCT scanning offers important benefits through more accurate diagnosis and better disease management in a range of medical disorders....

2012-03-20 06:26:09

PHILADELPHIA, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) has named medical imaging contract-research pioneer and distinguished physician, Donald P. Rosen, MD, chief executive officer of ACR Image Metrix(TM). Image Metrix is a leading imaging contract research organization (CRO) and for-profit subsidiary of the ACR. Rosen has more than 30 years of experience in radiology, including contract research and business development. He co-founded...

2012-03-02 09:06:00

Only Florida hospital to win the Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award three times in a row, and the first and only radiation oncology program to be accredited in South Florida MIAMI BEACH, Fla., March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center has received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). Mount Sinai is the only Florida hospital to receive this recognition three...