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The use of noninvasive diagnostic imaging has declined over the past decade and a half, with only CT imaging showing slight growth

The use of noninvasive diagnostic imaging has declined over the past decade and a half, with only CT imaging showing slight growth, according to an article published in the journal Health Affairs. Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia examined recent data to determine if previously reported levelling off of the use of imaging […]

A global view of radiation safety initiatives at RSNA

A global view of radiation safety initiatives at RSNA November 29, 2017 by Lisa Chamoff , Contributing Reporter CHICAGO — Radiologists around the world are working hard to make sure that patients, particularly caregivers of pediatric patients, and providers understand the potential risks of low-level radiation exposure. At a session during the 2017 RSNA annual meeting, representatives […]

University of Rochester Medical Center Opens Neuromedicine and Behavioral Health Center for Pediatric Patients

UR Medicine’s Neuromedicine and Behavioral Health Center celebrates its opening on March 29. The center brings together Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Child Neurology, and Child Psychiatry to collaborate on care for pediatric patients, and is home to the new William and Mildred Levine Autism Clinic that provides specialized care for patients with autism spectrum disorder. […]

FDA: Pediatric Information for X-ray Imaging Guidance Document

Today, FDA published a final guidance document entitled “Pediatric Information for X-ray Imaging Device Premarket Notifications,” encouraging manufacturers to consider child safety when designing X-ray imaging devices. In the guidance, which applies to new devices and modifications requiring the submission of a new 510(k), the FDA recommends manufacturers design these devices with protocols and instructions that […]

Radiation Optimization in an Academic Training Program

Authors:  Robert Gene Paden, MS, William Pavlicek, PhD, and Amy Hara, MD Introduction Radiation optimization in academic and teaching facilities has a complexity dictated by diverse patient populations and constantly evolving CT technology. Instituting change for CT is further complicated by the myriad of highly educated and opinionated individuals impacted: physicists, technologists, radiologists, and referring […]

A case of giant fetal intracranial capillary hemangioma cured with propranolol

Abstract Fetal brain tumors are rare. This report describes a giant posterior fossa capillary hemangioma treated with 3 mg/kg/day of propranolol for 6 months. Total regression was confirmed at 1 year, and no additional tumors were observed during the subsequent 2 years. No side effects relating to the use of this drug were detected; thus, […]