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2010-03-15 15:21:52

ATLANTA -- Body size, gender and the complexity of heart disease significantly influence how much cumulative radiation skin dose that patients receive during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) therapy, also known as angioplasty, according to a new Mayo Clinic study. The study was undertaken as a quality control initiative to reduce the potential radiation risks of cancer to patients and PCI operators. Presented today at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, the...

2010-03-09 06:00:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn. March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN; LSE: SN) Orthopaedics Division today announces the introduction of the TRIGEN(TM) SURESHOT(TM) Distal Targeting System, a small, portable device that can eliminate a significant amount of radiation exposure over the course of the career of an orthopaedic trauma surgeon. The 3-D imaging system replaces the radiation-emitting, fluoroscopic "c-arm," traditionally used during tibial and femoral nail cases to...

2010-03-04 07:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ECR Booth #314/Expo C -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR), X-Ray Products, will be showcasing its full line of PaxScan® X-ray image detectors for filmless imaging at the European Congress of Radiology Annual (ECR) meeting in Vienna, Austria from March 4 - 8, 2010. Varian will also highlight X-ray tubes for fluoroscopy, angiography, cardiology and cone-beam CT imaging. "Varian's PaxScan® line is...

2010-03-03 14:56:00

Facilities Asked to Immediately Review Procedures, Reporting Requirements HARRISBURG, Pa., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today encouraged medical facilities to eliminate potential radiological hazards by reviewing and evaluating their practices and properly calibrating medical diagnostic or therapeutic X-ray devices. In addition, Hanger reminded facilities of the requirement to report all medical events that may cause...

2010-02-09 09:00:00

Initiative to focus on 3 types of procedures with high radiation doses SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced an initiative to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure from three types of medical imaging procedures: computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine studies, and fluoroscopy. These procedures are the greatest contributors to total radiation exposure within the U.S. population and use much higher radiation doses than...

2009-11-29 08:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) today announced its response to an industry need by showing its portfolio of products designed to manage dose radiation at this year's 95th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago. New this year from Philips are several advancements and upgrades focused on redefining imaging, managing dose radiation and streamlining workflow to expand upon clinical capabilities. Philips...

2009-10-28 07:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CMEF Booth #H31/F11 -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR), X-Ray Products, a premier supplier of X-ray tubes and flat panel digital X-ray image detectors will exhibit a wide selection of flat panel X-ray image detectors for digital radiography (DR) at the China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) meeting in Chengdu, China, October 28-31, 2009. Varian X-Ray will also display its full range of X-ray tubes for fluoroscopy,...

2009-10-26 11:38:00

NUREMBERG, Germany, October 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Ziehm Imaging and BrainLAB have extended their cooperation to assist surgeons in the intra-operative guidance of pedicle screw and hardware placement during surgical trauma and spinal instrumentation procedures. Ziehm's "NaviPort" interface now allows high-resolution 3D images from the Ziehm Vision2 FD Vario 3D mobile C-arm to be used for surgical navigation driven by BrainLAB technology. Ziehm's Vision2 FD Vario 3D provides distortion-free,...

2009-09-08 09:38:00

WINNIPEG, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - IMRIS Inc. (TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), permitting the Company to market its newest products, IMRISNV and IMRIScardio in the United States. IMRISNV and IMRIScardio are the first systems in the world to allow the capabilities of both MRI and x-ray angiography in a single suite without the need to transport the patient between modalities....

2009-07-07 15:01:33

"Society of Interventional Radiology 2009 Standards Division Guidelines" is the subject of a special supplement to the July issue of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. SIR"”a national organization of physicians, scientists and allied health professionals dedicated to improving public health through disease management and minimally invasive, image-guided therapeutic interventions"”provides a unique collection of new (such as radiation dose management) and...


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