Equity & Inclusion
Market dynamics shifting imaging equipment service landscape
Independent service providers have been gaining market share from OEMs for imaging services equipment repair and maintenance.
September 14, 2023
Rad therapy groups plan Capitol Hill visit
Professional societies that represent radiation oncology service providers and cancer survivors are taking their case to Congress, sponsoring a briefing on March 31 for members of Congress and their staffs on the role of radiation oncology in the war on cancer.
March 13, 2011
FDA issues warning on Calif. mammo center
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning regarding quality issues in mammograms taken at an imaging center in Huntington Park, CA.
March 10, 2011
CT brain perfusion patients overradiated at W. Va. hospital
Patients at Cabell Huntington Hospital in West Virginia have received exposure to radiation above recommended levels during CT brain perfusion scans, according to a hospital statement released March 3.
March 8, 2011
NRC issues sanctions in VA brachytherapy debacle
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) last week issued sanctions against the radiation oncologist allegedly responsible for nearly 100 botched prostate brachytherapy procedures performed between 2002 and 2008 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Philadelphia.
February 27, 2011
Image Gently launches fluoro campaign on 3rd anniversary
Image Gently's new campaign to reduce patient exposure to radiation dose during diagnostic fluoroscopy procedures represents a new milestone for the initiative, which in just three years has made major strides in raising radiation dose awareness among both patients and healthcare providers.
February 13, 2011
Hospital makes changes after MRI accident
Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gullette, WY, is changing its procedures in the wake of an MRI-related accident that injured an ultrasound technologist.
February 8, 2011
ASTRO touts progress on patient safety
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) this week touted the progress it has made in the past 12 months with Target Safety, a patient protection plan developed to improve the safety and quality of radiation therapy treatments and to reduce the chance of medical errors.
January 26, 2011
Colored wristbands solve MR safety problem at Mayo Clinic
MRI personnel at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, have learned to look for teal-colored wristbands on patients administered minimal sedation during MRI scans. The colorful wristbands indicate that patients require a nurse's assessment to determine when it is safe for them to go home.
January 16, 2011
Large study shows exams using radiation are common in children
Children undergo many imaging procedures involving radiation, concludes a new study from the University of Michigan and other U.S. centers. The three-year study covering more than 350,000 children with health insurance showed that the subjects received, on average, three scans involving radiation over the study period.
January 3, 2011
Radiation therapy overdoses top ECRI's technology hazard list
Radiation overdoses and other errors during radiation therapy are the top hazard faced by patients from medical technology, according to a top 10 list for 2011 compiled by research and consulting group ECRI Institute of Plymouth Meeting, PA.
December 9, 2010
PeerVue adds dose management features
Software developer PeerVue will highlight new radiation dose management features at next week's RSNA meeting in Chicago.
November 24, 2010
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