Minor head injury not reason enough for CT scan in children

New study helps emergency physicians avoid CT scans that carry cancer risk for young patients (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A nationwide study of more than 40,000 children evaluated in hospital emergency departments for head trauma found that if children had only loss of consciousness, and no other signs or symptoms related to the head trauma, they […]

Future of Imaging Campaign: How Focusing on the Optimal Dose Benefits Patients on HealthAwareness.Co.UK

Radiation dose tracking might sound esoteric,but it is increasingly important to everyone involved inimaging – including patients.  Dr. Mahadevappa Mahesh, Professorof Radiology, Cardiology and Chief physicist at Johns Hopkins Hospitalin Baltimore, USA, says: “Dose tracking helps us ensure that the dosesof ionising radiation delivered to patients when they have X-rays, CT scans, fl uoroscopy and […]

Enhancing Image Quality in the Era of Radiation Dose Reduction: Postprocessing Techniques for Body CT

Authors:  Pamela T. Johnson, MD and Elliot K. Fishman, MD Introduction The pillars of excellence in body CT are guided by traditional goals of quality (protocol optimization and interpretative accuracy) and safety (radiation modulation and avoiding contrast-induced nephropathy). As medicine transitions to high-value practice, excellence has evolved into providing the most diagnostically accurate information possible […]

Effect of staff training on radiation dose in pediatric CT

AzadehHojrehaMichaelWeberb1PeterHomolkac2 aMedical University of Vienna, Department of Biological Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Division of General and Paediatric Radiology, Waehringer Guertel 18–20, A-1090 Vienna, Austria bMedical University of Vienna, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Division of General and Paediatric Radiology, Waehringer Guertel 18–20, A-1090 Vienna, Austria cMedical University of Vienna, Centre for Medical Physics […]