Let me say at the outset that I am a Salesperson and I am proud of that. I have sold innovative, life-changing products into the diagnostic imaging market for over thirty years and it is a rewarding profession. I vividly remember the days of single slice CT scanning and providers increasing the dose on patients to get a more diagnostic image. It was routine practice when needed and not so much as a second thought was given in most circumstances about increased patient dose in order to improve diagnostic image quality. With the advent of helical scanning and multi-slice capabilities, the focus on CT dose in healthcare became a reality.
Sensible Solutions for Refurbished Radiology
Radiation dose has become a growing concern for clinicians and patients alike, especially when children have been referred for a medical imaging test. Everyone wants to know more about the risks and benefits of CT scans, X-rays and other forms of medical imaging. When is it necessary? Is it safe? What are the alternatives? Patients want answers, so they can make more informed decisions for themselves and their families.
There are three distinct steps that we see CT providers taking to reduce patient radiation exposure on their CT scanners today. Lets take a look at these actions.
TWO MAJOR HEALTHCARE GROUP PURCHASING ORGANIZATIONS SIGN AGREEMENTS TO ADD MEDIC VISION’S SAFECT TO THEIR PRODUCT PORTFOLIOS
Premier and Health Trust now enable thousands of U.S. hospitals and healthcare facilities to take advantage of SafeCT add-on Iterative Image Reconstruction system offered at special terms
Case Study: Role of image-based iterative reconstruction technique for low radiation dose chest CT examination
Sarvenaz Pourjabbar, MD; Ranish Deedar Ali Khawaja, MD; Sarabjeet Singh,MD; Atul Padole, MD; Diego Lira, MD; Mannudeep Kalra, MD
SafeCT has been clinically validated at leading medical centers such as University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA), Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH, Boston, MA) and Rambam Medical Center (Haifa, Israel). Clinical results have been presented in professional conferences, such as RSNA and ASNR. US FDA clearance and European CE approval were received in 2011. As of May 2013, over 100,000 low-dose CT studies were processed by SafeCT.
by Whitney L.J. Howell
Since August, Imaging Healthcare Specialists (IHS) in San Diego has achieved what they say is one of the lowest dose levels for CT scans nationwide, in some cases reducing exposure by 90 percent. IHS chief executive officer Jon Robins, MD, credits the practice’s long-standing tradition of being an early adopter of technology with this success. Last fall, the practice pai
May 29, 2013 by Loren Bonner , DOTmed News Online Editor
Patients in an underserved area of the U.S. now have access to high-quality, low-dose lung cancer screening because of a mobile CT unit equipped with a universal CT image reconstruction add-on system.
SafeCT, from the Israeli company Medic Vision Imaging
SafeCT Iterative 3D Image Reconstruction—Universal Add-on System for CT Scanners
Watch Medic Vision’s video about SafeCT, an iterative image reconstruction add-on product that enhances low-dose protocols on your CT scanner.
Atlantis Worldwide is the exclusive US representative
Visit Atlantis Worldwide at the Virtual Symposium on Radiation Safety in Computed Tomography. We will have a virtual exhibit booth in the Software Section on SafeCT, a universal iterative image reconstruction solution that substantially enhances the Signal-to-Noise(SNR) of CT images acquired over a wide range of exposure parameters on CT scanners of all vendors..