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2010-11-07 00:16:45

Recognizing the Professionals Who Safely Perform Diagnostic Imaging Exams and Administer Radiation Therapy Treatments Albuquerque, N.M. (Vocus) November 4, 2010 Providing patients with safe medical imaging examinations and radiation therapy treatments is the prime goal for the nation's radiologic technologists. As a result, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists is once again proud to recognize R.T.s during National Radiologic Technology Week®, Nov. 7-13. The ASRT established...

2010-11-05 00:00:37

Recognizing the Professionals Who Safely Perform Diagnostic Imaging Exams and Administer Radiation Therapy Treatments Albuquerque, N.M. (Vocus) November 4, 2010 Providing patients with safe medical imaging examinations and radiation therapy treatments is the prime goal for the nation's radiologic technologists. As a result, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists is once again proud to recognize R.T.s during National Radiologic Technology Week®, Nov. 7-13. The ASRT established...

2010-09-08 14:52:00

LAKEWOOD, Wash., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Imaging Northwest, LLP (MINW) is pleased to announce that Edmonds Family Medicine Clinic PS, a member of Puget Sound Family Physicians, has selected Medical Imaging Northwest to provide interpretation services for their entire diagnostic imaging services line. Edmonds Family Medicine currently provides MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), Mammography, Ultrasound and X-Ray services at their location. The physicians at Edmonds Family Medicine...

2010-09-07 17:25:43

A mathematical tool known as a Monte Carlo analysis could help improve the way X-rays are used for mammography and reduce the number of breast cancers missed by the technique as well as avoiding false positives, according to research published this month in the International Journal of Low Radiation. Worldwide, breast cancer represents one in ten of all cancers among women, with the exception of skin cancer, making it the most common form of non-skin cancer. It is the fifth most common cause...

2010-08-26 16:53:01

Policy makers introduce CARE Act in U.S. Senate SNM supports the U.S. Senate in its introduction of the Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Act of 2010 (CARE Act), S. 3737. The proposed legislation, which was introduced in August by Sen. Mike Enzi [R-WY], aims to ensure that minimum education and credentialing standards for nuclear medicine technologists are set at the state level. The bill's co-sponsors include Richard Burr [R-NC], Al...

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...


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