Reject analysis program slashes unusable DR studies
October 11, 2016 -- Researchers from the University of Chicago were able to cut their reject rate for digital radiography (DR) studies by almost 50% through an aggressive program of reject analysis and radiologic technologist education. However, they found their efforts hampered by the lack of an industry-standard terminology for rejected DR studies.
Migrants: How to determine age on pelvic x-rays
September 16, 2016 -- In an attempt to assist decision-makers in the migrant crisis, Turkish researchers have redoubled their efforts to identify an accurate way of evaluating bone age using pelvic radiographs in young adults.
UAE steps up campaign on dose awareness
September 13, 2016 -- Moves to limit medical radiation exposure are intensifying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and safety issues and education now are high on the agenda of healthcare professionals. Every effort must be made to reduce exposure and boost risk awareness, according to key participants at next month's summit in the region.
Are RTs protected enough during fluoro procedures?
September 12, 2016 -- Over the past 60 years, radiologic technologists (RTs) have tended to follow standard radiation protection protocols. But they're still at greater risk of radiation exposure and ensuing disease, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
JAAOS: X-ray still best for knee pain screening
September 9, 2016 -- Despite the power of MRI, x-ray is still the best tool for screening patients ages 40 years and older who have knee pain, according to a new study in the September issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Emergency providers miss mark in radiation dose survey
September 8, 2016 -- Nearly half of emergency department healthcare providers weren't able to identify which of six commonly used imaging modalities involved ionizing radiation, according to survey results published in the September edition of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
FDA publishes 510(k) guidelines for digital detectors
September 2, 2016 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published new guidelines for companies submitting 510(k) applications to the agency for solid-state digital detectors to be used in digital radiography systems.
DR tomo beats x-ray, especially for small chest lesions
August 1, 2016 -- Radiologists who interpreted images acquired with a digital radiography (DR) tomosynthesis system were nearly four times more likely to find chest nodules than those interpreting conventional DR studies -- and tomo's edge grew as the nodules got smaller, according to a new study in Radiology.
X-ray reveals physics of color in butterfly wings
June 10, 2016 -- What makes butterfly wings so colorful? Physicists from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) used a novel x-ray technique to answer this question. Their findings were published online June 10 in the journal Science Advances.
Varian to spin off Imaging Components x-ray unit
May 23, 2016 -- Radiation therapy firm Varian Medical Systems has announced that it is spinning off its Imaging Components business into an independent publicly traded company that will focus on components for x-ray systems.