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New FDA Draft Proposal On X-Ray Imaging For Children
2012-05-10 06:40:12

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a proposal to encourage X-ray manufacturers to consider children´s safety in the development of new imaging devices. The FDA is recommending that manufacturers who create new X-ray imaging devices include protocols and instructions for use on pediatric patients. The draft proposal by the FDA also advocates that companies who cannot demonstrate safe and effective use of the X-ray imaging...

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...

2012-04-02 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...

2011-09-01 12:30:43

An article in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology summarizes methods for radiation dose optimization in chest computed tomography (CT) scans. Chest CT is the third most commonly performed CT examination, frequently used to diagnose the cause of clinical signs or symptoms of the chest, such as cough, shortness of breath, chest pain or fever. Regardless of the body region being scanned, dose reduction must always start with making sure that there is a...

2011-08-01 12:55:19

In an effort to reduce the radiation dose delivered by computed tomography (CT) scans, staff at a community-based hospital developed a comprehensive CT radiation dose reduction program which has allowed them to reduce the radiation dose delivered by CT scans at their facility, according to an article in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. CT is an essential tool for the accurate diagnosis of disease and injury but is associated with radiation doses higher...

2011-05-31 17:12:00

SAN DIEGO, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Imaging Healthcare Specialists (IHS) is proud to announce the initiation and unwavering commitment to Image Wisely(TM) - a program encouraging practitioners to avoid unnecessary ionizing radiation procedures and to use the lowest optimal radiation dose for necessary studies. Image Wisely(TM), created by the ACR Joint Task Force on Adult Radiation Protection, offers resources and information to address concerns about the surge of public exposure to...

2011-04-05 13:56:54

A research team at the Queen Silvia Children's Hospital has developed a method that allows the lowest possible dose of radiation for children having a CT scan while still obtaining good image quality, reveals a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy. Computed tomography (CT) is an advanced form of X-ray examination which generates images that are extremely detailed and very useful in diagnosing patients. If the dose of radiation is lowered too far, however, the scans become blurred and there is...

2011-02-24 11:00:00

RESTON, Va., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives from the American College of Radiology outlined strategies for transforming computed tomography (CT) technology and its use to minimize medical radiation exposure today at the National Institutes of Health "Summit to Focus on Management of Radiation Dose in Computerized Tomography - Emphasis Toward the Sub-mSv CT Exam." "As the stewards of medical radiation technology and safety for the past 100 years, radiologists...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.