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2010-08-24 17:09:10

Overutilization of medical imaging services exposes patients to unnecessary radiation and adds to healthcare costs, according to a report appearing online and in the October issue of the journal Radiology that calls on radiologists to spearhead a collaborative effort to curb imaging overutilization. "In most cases, an imaging procedure enhances the accuracy of a diagnosis or guides a medical treatment and is fully justified, because it benefits the patient," said the article's lead author,...

2010-08-24 10:08:00

DENVER, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Julie Wince has no plans to leave academia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/FL49504LOGO-a ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100204/FL49504LOGO-a ) "I have already begun applying for teaching positions, and hope to begin working as an educator as soon as possible," said Wince, a master's student at Florida's Midwestern State University. "My goal is simple - to continue sharing my passion for the profession with radiologic...

2010-08-24 08:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- GE Healthcare is proud to announce that +PLUSPAK (polymer bottle) packaging is now included in the company's ecomagination(SM) campaign. +PLUSPAK, an innovative packaging container for contrast media, offers significant advantages over traditional glass packaging including reduced storage,(1) improved workplace safety for healthcare workers who administer contrast media to patients, and decreased cost of waste disposal.(1,2) Radiology departments...

2010-08-19 05:19:00

PHILADELPHIA, August 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Partnership Makes Leading CT Basics Series Available to Health Care Organizations Elsevier, the world's leading publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, today announced an exclusive partnership with The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) to provide a complete series of computed tomography modules through Mosby's Imaging Suite for technologists' continuing...

2010-02-26 19:11:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every day in the United States, tens of thousands of patients are exposed to ionizing radiation through radiation therapy, CT scans, x rays, mammograms, and other medical imaging and therapeutic procedures. Patients need to have confidence that the technologists caring for them have the credentials and qualifications to safely administer radiation, and that the equipment they are using is properly calibrated and maintained to deliver...

2010-02-10 10:17:00

PUYALLUP, Wash., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Even before Healthcare IT stimulus and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act became household terms, Medical Imaging Northwest (MINW) initiated a comprehensive digital imaging and data management integration project with interoperability provider Compressus. The project's ambitious goals are already paying dividends for MINW patients even after the completion of the initial phase of implementation, designed to enable the electronic collection...

2009-12-07 11:04:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of an ongoing investigation into cases of excess radiation during CT perfusion imaging of the brain, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today provided imaging facilities and practitioners with interim recommendations to help prevent additional problems. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The FDA issued an initial safety notification in October after learning of 206 patients who had been exposed to...

2009-12-01 08:00:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- At this year's annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) will introduce the Integral Breast Workspace, a set of solutions that provides radiologists the ability to review multi-modality breast images at one workspot to help drive quality and efficiency. Showcasing its commitment to breast care, Philips will also highlight new capabilities for its portfolio of diagnostic imaging...

2009-11-18 13:48:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- High-Tech Institute in Minneapolis will begin offering six new degree programs, with a class start set for January 11, 2010 for all programs. The school is located at 5100 Gamble Drive, Suite 200 in St. Louis Park, Minn. High-Tech Institute Minneapolis will offer six new Associate of Applied Science degree programs in Medical Assistant, Medical Billing & Coding, Massage Therapy, Pharmacy Technician, Surgical Technologist and Limited Scope X-ray...

2009-11-03 05:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical software company FiatLux Imaging, Inc., located in Redmond, WA, announces the availability of FiatLux Visualize(TM) Free, advanced 2D/3D visualization software for CT and MRI imaging data. The free software is available for any healthcare professional via download from www.FiatLuxImaging.com. There is no charge for download or use. "There is tremendous unrealized potential in medical imaging data," stated Quentin Dewolf, CEO of FiatLux...