Latest Radiography Stories

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...

2012-05-01 11:37:34

Using a decision support system for ordering chest CT examinations translates into positive examinations three-quarters of the time, a new study shows. The study, conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, of 93,818 chest CT examinations done with the assistance of a decision support system, found that 76% of patients had a positive finding on their CT. "Rising concerns about radiation risks, imaging growth and reimbursement costs has highlighted inappropriate imaging use,"...

2012-04-29 15:16:07

As more patients are referred to tertiary care center with previous images, a new study from researchers at the Westchester Medical Center shows how radiologists are tackling the challenges of interpreting outside studies and reviewing discordance opinions. "Outside studies were becoming a problem in our institution," said Dr. Zvi Lefkovitz, co-lead for this study. "We were receiving a lot of disjointed, fly-by-night examinations, and we had no formalized policy for reviewing these exams."...

2012-04-27 23:02:18

Anyone thinking of becoming an x ray technician should read the latest resource by MedicalSchoolsinUsa.com. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 27, 2012 The leading online resource for anyone considering a field in the medical profession has launched a new section for those looking to become an x ray technician, Medicalschoolsinusa.com announced. With demand for radiology technicians on the rise, more students are looking to get their foot in the door and start a career in this growing filed. The...

2012-04-12 23:03:12

Vidisco to play an active role at the upcoming WCNDT conference and unveil important advances in the Digital Radiography field (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 Vidisco Executive Vice President Lior Pick will speak at the upcoming 18th WCNDT Conference about an automatic software process enabling easy and accurate Wall Thickness Measurement, while overcoming several related challenges. It serves as a user-friendly, optimal tool when using Tangential or Double Wall Techniques. The main contribution...

2012-04-11 05:43:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- When you have throbbing pain due to your teeth, the last thing you think about is the danger of the dental x-ray. A new study reveals that individuals who have received frequent dental x-rays have an increased risk of developing the most commonly diagnosed brain tumor in the United Sates, meningioma. Meningioma is mostly caused by ionizing radiation. Dental x-rays are the most common artificial source of exposure to ionizing radiation for people living in the United...

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