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 […]

A doctor talks about: Radiation risk from medical imaging

There’s been a lot in the media lately about radiation exposure from medical imaging, and many of my patients are asking about it. They want to know if radiation from mammograms, bone density tests, computed tomography (CT) scans, and so forth will increase their risk of developing cancer. For most women, there’s very little risk […]

5 – 7 Mar 2018 in Vienna: Technical Meeting on Experiences with the Implementation of the Bonn Call for Action

In 2012, in Bonn, Germany, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) organized the International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine — Setting the Scene for the Next Decade. This conference, which was co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), resulted in the ‘Bonn Call for Action’ — a joint IAEA–WHO position statement setting forth ten […]