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2011-02-17 12:09:00

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) has partnered with the Image Gently Campaign to increase awareness of opportunities to lower radiation dose when imaging children. Image Gently is an initiative of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging. "RAF radiologists and technologists have undergone additional training in ways to reduce radiation exposure, especially with CT scanning. We now have age and weight based...

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2011-01-04 06:00:00

Children and teens frequently undergo diagnostic tests that expose them to radiation, raising their risks of cancer later in life, according to a new study by researchers at University of Michigan and Emory University. "In just a three-year span, 42.5 percent of kids got some form of ionizing radiation from a diagnostic medical procedure," Dr. Adam Dorfman, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases and radiology at the U-M Medical School, told Reuters Health. While...

2010-12-02 16:01:35

An expert panel convened today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) to discuss medical imaging appropriateness, ionizing radiation from imaging procedures and efforts under way to curb overutilization, decrease radiation dose and educate patients on the risks and benefits of medical imaging. Panel members included James A. Brink, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven,...

2010-08-31 03:00:00

LONDON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a recent analysis of the medical imaging devices market, Frost & Sullivan presented Lodox Systems (Pty) Ltd (Lodox) with the "2010 South African Medical Imaging Product Quality Leadership Award". Statscan, Lodox's digital x-ray product, stunned the market with its ability to produce clear, diagnostic, whole-body x-ray pictures in just 13 seconds. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-07-13 09:58:00

FRANKLIN, Tenn., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Utilization management programs that use evidence-based guidelines to ensure appropriate use of diagnostic imaging tests could help prevent dangerous radiation overdoses like the one highlighted in a recent New England Journal of Medicine editorial, said MedSolutions (www.medsolutions.com), a leading provider of medical management services. The editorial, which examines the safety of CT scans, tells the story of a 59-year-old schoolteacher who...

2010-02-01 12:46:42

Study investigates clear dose guidelines in PET exams on children Studies have shown positron emission tomography's (PET) value as a minimally invasive, painless and safe diagnostic tool for many pediatric conditions. In a study published in the February issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM), researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) gathered data that may provide clinicians with new formulas"”specific to...

2010-02-01 12:10:42

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center are incorporating radiation dose exposure reports into the electronic medical record, an effort that they hope will lead to an accurate assessment of whether any cancer risk is associated with low-dose radiation exposure from medical imaging tests, according to an article in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR). The electronic medical record allows for the storage, retrieval, and...

2009-11-29 23:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A large proportion of patients who undergo abdominal/pelvic computed tomography (CT) receive unindicated and unnecessary additional image acquisition resulting in excess, avoidable radiation exposure, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "It is the responsibility of all physicians who work with ionizing radiation to ensure that the dosage is as low as reasonably achievable...

2009-08-28 07:26:07

From CT scans to nuclear stress tests, America is receiving skyrocketing rates of radiation through medical imaging. Experts say research is necessary to determine whether the benefits outweigh the known cancer risks of radiation. In a study including about 1 million adults between 18 and 64, nearly 70 percent experienced medical imaging between July 2005 and December 2007, doubling the average expected dose of radiation exposed naturally. The number of CT scans given has quadrupled since...

2009-04-13 11:56:00

PITTSBURGH, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Foundation Radiology Group (FRG), a provider of diagnostic imaging professional services to hospitals, outpatient imaging centers, urgent care centers, and long-term acute care institutions, announced today that it has raised $10 million in the company's initial round of venture funding. Louisville, KY-based Chrysalis Ventures, a leading source of equity capital for young growth companies in the Midwest and South, led the Series A round. Health Evolution...


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