Sensible Solutions for Refurbished Radiology

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, iterative image reconstruction, Low-dose solution, Scannerside

Cloud-Based CT Dose Monitoring

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Jan 8, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

In Radiology Today- Vol 14 No. 12, P10 written by David Yeager, there is an article entitled “Cloud-Based CT Dose Monitoring” published in December 2013.  The article is important in the fact that more and more radiologists now have the opportunity to report on patient exposure to ionizing radiation from CT Scanners.
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Topics: Low-dose solution, Medical Imaging News, Imaging Equipment Solutions, Scannerside

Are you prepared for mandatory CT dose tracking?

Posted by Vikki Harmonay on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 @ 16:09 PM

More so than ever, radiology departments are under pressure to track radiation dose from CT. Laws effective in some states, and the federal government proposing mandatory tracking in new Medicare rules for 2014, mean that institutional dose tracking will need to be as seamless as possible.

A team of radiologists at Stony Brook University in New York wanted to find the most simple and cost-effective way to monitor CT dose given what technology is available today. In doing so, they ended up developing a web-based service that does everything other solutions on the market do, just in a simpler fashion. They wrote about what they found, and what they have developed, in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

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Topics: Low-dose solution, Medical Imaging News, Imaging Equipment Solutions, Scannerside