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CMS announced the rules: It’s coming! No delay for XR-29

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 @ 10:11 AM

Posted by Eyal Aharon of Medic Vision on Nov 9, 2015.  Atlantis Worldwide would like to share this post with you!  

Ready or not, it’s coming. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) CMS pre-published the 2016 rules for Hospital Outpatient Payments and Physician Fee Schedule

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Topics: SafeCT, More Than Just Imaging Solutions

What’s really behind XR-29 follow-up paper?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Mon, Aug 17, 2015 @ 16:08 PM

Posted by Eyal Aharon of Medic Vision on July 16, 2015.  Atlantis Worldwide would like to share this post with you!  

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Topics: SafeCT

Key Steps to Successful Dose Reduction and Safety

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Jul 14, 2015 @ 10:07 AM

This article was orginally posted on DotMed.com on June 11, 2015

Atlantis would like to share it with you!

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Topics: SafeCT

Reimbursements for lung cancer screenings - Will you get tickets to the show?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Fri, Jun 5, 2015 @ 15:06 PM

This article was first published on DotMed-Healthcare Business on April 21, 2015 then on the Medic Vision site in May by Eyal Aharon.

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Topics: SafeCT, Medical Imaging News

New Low Dose CT Mandates Bring More Questions Than Answers

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Apr 1, 2015 @ 10:04 AM

Wanted: straight answers. 

Creating standards. Improving reporting. Lowering dose to better the health and safety of patients and staff. These are laudable goals, and the new Standard XR-29-2013 from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s (NEMA’s) Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) is taking them on.

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Topics: SafeCT, iterative image reconstruction, Low-dose solution

Are we lowering CT dose for patients – or for ourselves?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 @ 09:01 AM

A recent study in the  Annals of Internal Medicine supports the value of low-dose CT lung scanning for high-risk Medicare-eligible patients. This is seemingly good news, right?  MITA, the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance, has come out and applauded the effort. And when taken at face value, it does seem praise worthy - groups are aligning and the benefit should be low dose CT exams and improved health outcomes with both being achievable without a heavy financial burden for seniors.
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Topics: SafeCT, iterative image reconstruction, Low-dose solution

Best 15: CT Low Dose Radiation Articles

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Aug 6, 2014 @ 10:08 AM

Do you need more information on best practices to lower your CT dose? We have complied a list of informative articles to answer many questions you may have and explore options that can assist you today.

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Topics: SafeCT, iterative image reconstruction, Low-dose solution, More Than Just Imaging Solutions

Extend Your CT Tube Life by 40% or Greater

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Tue, Jul 22, 2014 @ 13:07 PM

It is no secret that the most expensive consumable component associated with CT scanning is the CT X-Ray Tube. Some CT Tubes can cost $200,000 and more for a new replacement. While most providers carry CT X-Ray Tube coverage as a part of their CT maintenance contract, this coverage still represents a “five figure” annual line item cost.

The attached paper will describe how and why CT Tube Life is extended when SafeCT, or any OEM iterative reconstruction solution for that matter, is incorporated to achieve low-dose CT scanning capabilities. Many SafeCT customers tell us that they have experienced from 40% and up to 4X (four times) life extension on their CT tube using SafeCT!

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Topics: Medical Imaging Equipment Costs, SafeCT, iterative image reconstruction, CT Scanner

CT Dose Management Solutions for “Smart Dose” Standards

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

How to be compliant with all upcoming standards without replacing your CT

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) has published XR 29 Standard Attributes on Computed Tomography (CT) Equipment Related to Dose Optimization and Management. XR 29, also known as MITA Smart Dose, includes four key features of CT equipment that enable optimization or management of radiation dose delivery while also providing high quality medical images. 

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Topics: SafeCT, Low-dose solution, iterative image reconstruction, Scannerside

CT Radiation Dose Reduction Project

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 @ 09:04 AM

Qualis Health Award Project presented by Hal J. Mason RT, R, CT, CT Technologist at Yakima Memorial Hospital, Valley Imaging Outpatient Imaging Center in Yakima, Washington.

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Topics: SafeCT, Low-dose solution, iterative image reconstruction, Imaging Equipment Solutions