Navigation Links
Expert panel addresses safety in medical imaging
Date:12/2/2010

CHICAGO An expert panel convened today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) to discuss medical imaging appropriateness, ionizing radiation from imaging procedures and efforts under way to curb overutilization, decrease radiation dose and educate patients on the risks and benefits of medical imaging.

Panel members included James A. Brink, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., and co-chairman of the joint Adult Radiation Protection Task Force cosponsored by the RSNA and the American College of Radiology (ACR); William R. Hendee, Ph.D., distinguished professor of radiology, radiation oncology, biophysics and bioethics at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee; and Christoph Wald, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice-chairman of the Department of Radiology at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass., and associate professor of radiology at Tufts University Medical School in Boston. The panel was moderated by Mary C. Mahoney, M.D., professor of radiology and director of Breast Imaging at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and chair of the RSNA Public Information Committee.

"Medical imaging examinations are an invaluable, but complex, set of tools in the diagnosis and treatment of patients," Dr. Mahoney said. "With this panel, we hope to address recent concerns about imaging, clear up some misconceptions regarding risk, and inform the public about what's being done to ensure their safety when undergoing medical imaging exams."

The growth in medical imaging over the past two decades has yielded important and life-saving benefits to patients. Medical imaging has allowed millions of patients to avoid more invasive diagnostic and treatment procedures. However, overutilization of medical imaging examinations can be detrimental to patients by exposing them to unnecessary radiation. Between 1980 and 2006, the annual
'/>"/>

Contact: Linda Brooks
lbrooks@rsna.org
630-590-7762
Radiological Society of North America
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Fresh Seafood Shouldnt Smell Fishy, Food Science Expert Says
2. Gun-Safety Talk a Safe Bet for All Families, Experts Say
3. Experts question whether patients will use performance data to choose their care
4. Experts urge US to create emergency cholera vaccine stockpile for humanitarian use
5. Cholera and vaccine experts urge United States to stockpile vaccine
6. Holiday Drinking Can Kill, Experts Warn
7. Keep Stress Off the Holiday Meal Menu, Expert Advises
8. Airport Body Scanners Safe, Experts Say
9. Military experts provide civilian surgeons with guidance on handling bomb blast injuries
10. Harvard expert on inflammations role in obesity receives Columbias 2010 Naomi Berrie Award
11. Winter Skies Still Pose Sun Danger, Experts Warn
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/21/2014)... Faculty and staff at Garrison Forest School ... Owings Mills, Md., kicked off the academic year by taking ... is the first independent school to receive the bands— which ... sleep patterns— as part of a pilot program with ... specialty chain. The Vivofit bands are just one tool in ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 According to latest ... the highest birth rate since 1966 (10.5 births per 1,000 ... their early 40s has risen steadily by 2 percent per ... births to women aged 50 and over) also rose, the ... there were more than nine times as many first births ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... iFitDress.com, a well-known wedding dress manufacturer and retailer, has unveiled ... addition, the company has launched a special offer on the ... benefit all of its big fans. Worldwide people can buy ... Along with beautiful party dresses, the company also offers many ... new sexy short prom outfits and purple homecoming gowns online; ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... 2014 Diabetes Protocol , a ... is helping thousands of people learn how to naturally ... pills, or prescriptions has caught the attention of Shane ... currently tens of millions of people in the U.S. ... 2 diabetes, and unfortunately, big pharma makes a killing ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... 6 Minutes to Skinny , a fat loss ... is showing men and women of all ages how they ... using simple 6-minute exercises and easy-to-follow lifestyle tips daily, has ... , “When it comes to losing body fat, unfortunately ... all people,” reports Michaels. “Metabolism plays a big role in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Garrison Forest School Leader in Independent School Wellness Programs 2Health News:Statistics Reveal That the Number of 'Older' First-Time Mothers Is Growing 2Health News:Statistics Reveal That the Number of 'Older' First-Time Mothers Is Growing 3Health News:Statistics Reveal That the Number of 'Older' First-Time Mothers Is Growing 4Health News:Beautiful Party Dresses For Autumn Unveiled By iFitDress.com 2Health News:Diabetes Protocol: Review Exposes Kenneth Pullman’s Breakthrough Discovery About Diabetes Management 2Health News:6 Minutes to Skinny: Review Exposes Craig Ballantyne’s Method to Jump Starting the Metabolism and Blasting Away Body Fat in Just 6 Minutes Per Day 2
... Konica Minolta Sensing Americas,Inc. (KMSA), the ... color,light and shape, announces the launch of ... product used in combination with Konica Minolta,s,portable ... simultaneously with a numerical display of the ...
... By playing it safe and using a two-pronged attack, a ... tested by an international team of researchers led by the ... similar to components of viruses and in this way alerts ... against cancer cells in this process. At the same time, ...
... Nurses Association to Ask Voters ... to Think of Health Care, TRENTON, N.J., Nov. 1 ... Ladies have,joined forces to ask the state,s public policy makers to ... and federal level. The First Ladies,joined the newest members of the ...
... , , SATURDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Personalized treatment ... a UCLA study of almost 1,500 patients that identified ... to be treated accordingly. , The UCLA team said ... to be changed. , "We have shown that not ...
... the #1 position among detox procedures for opiate addiction, there is a ... , ... Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) November 1, 2008 -- The primary ... as Meditox of Palm Beach that offer it? The drug can ...
... of nearly 1,500 patients treated for kidney cancer at ... aggressive, tailored treatment approach results in better survival rates ... and need to be treated accordingly. , The one-size-fits-all ... changed based on the results of the study, the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Announces the Launch of the CM-SA Skin Analysis Software 2Health News:Substance tackles skin cancer from 2 sides 2Health News:On Weekend Before the Election, New Jersey's First Ladies Speak Out for Healthcare 2Health News:On Weekend Before the Election, New Jersey's First Ladies Speak Out for Healthcare 3Health News:Tailored Treatment Boosts Kidney Cancer Survival 2Health News:Suboxone Fast Passing Methadone As Preferred Method Of Treatment For Opiate Detox 2Health News:Landmark UCLA study finds aggresive, personalized treatment increases kidney cancer patient survival 2Health News:Landmark UCLA study finds aggresive, personalized treatment increases kidney cancer patient survival 3
(Date:9/19/2014)... , Sept. 19, 2014 Larry J. ... CVS ), will speak before the National Press Club ... discuss the company,s recent move to stop selling tobacco products ... the future of health. "Dramatic changes in our ... care providers and government," Merlo has said. "CVS Health has ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014  Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) ... received and approved all parts required to build ... begun to manufacture the new PCT-based instrument system.  ... ready for shipment by mid-October and that additional ... a rate of about one per week thereafter.  ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... MINNEAPOLIS and ORLANDO, Fla. ... data supporting Inspire therapy continues to grow, with the ... paper published on-line in Otolaryngology – Head ... therapy causes a worsening of both objective and subjective ... to directly attribute Inspire therapy for the reduction in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CVS Health CEO to Address National Press Club on Landmark Decision to Quit Tobacco, Leadership in Health Care Innovation 2CVS Health CEO to Address National Press Club on Landmark Decision to Quit Tobacco, Leadership in Health Care Innovation 3Pressure BioSciences Announces Completion of the First Phase of Its Commercialization Plan for the Barozyme HT48, the Company's Recently Released High Throughput PCT-based Instrument System 2Pressure BioSciences Announces Completion of the First Phase of Its Commercialization Plan for the Barozyme HT48, the Company's Recently Released High Throughput PCT-based Instrument System 3New Data shows Reductions in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity and improvement of quality of life with Inspire therapy 2New Data shows Reductions in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity and improvement of quality of life with Inspire therapy 3New Data shows Reductions in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity and improvement of quality of life with Inspire therapy 4
... LH Ovulation Predicting Test is a qualitative ... Hormone (hLH) in human urine to predict ... by the elevation of human luteinizing hormone ... period starts, hLH has a brief, significant ...
The Pach IV is the premier product for cornea thickness measurement in conjunction with Glaucoma screening....
... The Shandon Varistain 24-4 ... stainer designed to offer simplicity ... cytology staining applications. It is ... load and continuous throughput. ...
The Shandon Linistat Linear Stainer is a compact answer to H&E frozen section protocols, with a footprint that fits on top of most cryostas to streamline workflow during frozen sectioning....
Medicine Products: