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

U.S. population radiation dose from medical procedures increased seven-fold, according to the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.

"Imaging procedures conducted for the wrong reasons contribute to unnecessary costs and radiation exposure to patients," Dr. Hendee said. "Radiology is working to reduce unnecessary procedures, but some of the causes of overutilization are beyond radiology's influence."

Recent reports have drawn attention to the ionizing radiation associated with some imaging procedures, most notably CT. There is general agreement in the radiology community that certain imaging and radiation therapy procedures are associated with risks, which in each patient's case must be weighed against the benefit of the diagnostic information or treatment result one specific procedure may provide. Radiologists and medical physicists continue to work together to improve the safety of imaging exams by lowering radiation dose without sacrificing diagnostic quality. Efforts are also under way to better monitor patients' cumulative radiation exposure from multiple imaging exams over time.

To increase awareness of cumulative radiation dose and other radiation risks and to explore opportunities to improve patient safety through appropriate utilization, quality assurance and dose optimization, RSNA has partnered with the American College of Radiology (ACR), the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) to launch the Image Wisely initiative. Much like the Image Gently initiative did for pediatric radiology, Image Wisely was developed to educate imaging professionals, referring physicians and the public on the relative benefits and risks of medical imaging.

"Rising concerns about the radiation dose associated with medical imaging have prompted vigorous responses at many levels, but perhaps the most important response has been expanded educational a
'/>"/>

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:11/24/2014)... 24, 2014 Global electrophysiology devices ... by 2020, according to a new study by ... cardiac arrhythmias clubbed with growing global geriatric population ... Though still in the budding stage, the electrophysiology ... usage rates in the recent times, with physicians ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... (PRWEB) November 24, 2014 A ... , London's pre-eminent pain-relief service and massage therapy ... Sports Massage (ESM). This newest sports massage ... The key difference between traditional sports massage and ... access the body's very own "reset button,” and ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... Alberta (PRWEB) November 24, 2014 ... people each day. They break up families, ruin ... is new hope for those that suffer,” says ... scientific research is showing that our specialized nutritional ... Hardy will appear on “Mind Over Matter”, the ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... (PRWEB) November 24, 2014 Dr. Michael ... Fertility Center, recently appeared on NBC to discuss egg freezing ... freezing has been trending in the news recently, with new ... procedure for women. , “[The companies] see it ... are on a career hot path.” Says Dr. Kettel. , ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... The report, “Market Snapshot: Aesthetic ... - Asia-Pacific” provides quantitative analysis of the three ... invasive body contouring devices, non-invasive body contouring devices ... size data by revenue and volume over the ... Japan, South Korea, Australia and India. It uses ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Electrophysiology Devices Market Worth Forecasted To Reach $6.19 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 2Health News:Electrophysiology Devices Market Worth Forecasted To Reach $6.19 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 3Health News:Electrophysiology Devices Market Worth Forecasted To Reach $6.19 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 4Health News:Sports Massage in London by Massaggi Presents New Technique to Reset Muscles, Rapidly Eliminate Pain 2Health News:Sports Massage in London by Massaggi Presents New Technique to Reset Muscles, Rapidly Eliminate Pain 3Health News:Nutritional Mental Health Treatment Featured on Access Health Airing on Lifetime Television® 2Health News:Nutritional Mental Health Treatment Featured on Access Health Airing on Lifetime Television® 3Health News:Dr. Michael Kettel of San Diego Fertility Center Gives “An Inside Look at Freezing Eggs” on NBC 2Health News:Dr. Michael Kettel of San Diego Fertility Center Gives “An Inside Look at Freezing Eggs” on NBC 3Health News:Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market in APAC (China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and India) to 2020 2Health News:Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market in APAC (China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and India) to 2020 3Health News:Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market in APAC (China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and India) to 2020 4
... screening, or don,t call back for the results, because they ... a disease. But many illnesses, such as HIV/AIDS and cancer, ... How can health care providers break down that resistance? ... new study by University of Florida psychologists Jennifer L. Howell ...
... WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital patients who ... nearly twofold increased risk of developing delirium, but patients ... increased risk, researchers have found. Delirium is a ... hospital patients. The condition is usually temporary but can ...
... Tenn., Dec. 21, 2011 Armed with a new ability ... St. Jude Children,s Research Hospital have made a discovery they ... the retina. While much work remains, Oak Ridge National ... cells instead of just a few dozen. This tool has ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Ludwig ... composers of all time, yet he was deaf by the end ... issue of BMJ suggests that the progression of his ... University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands analyzed three styles of Beethoven,s ...
... News) -- Life expectancy is a topic many disabled seniors ... have that discussion, a new study finds. It included ... had multiple illnesses and disabilities and lived in a community-based, ... had been diagnosed with a specific terminal illness. Interviews ...
... Neuroimaging Technology, researchers use functional MRI brain scans to ... activity. They then employ computerized machine learning (ML) methods ... or sometimes the thought process of human ... decoding." In a new ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Self-affirmation may break down resistance to medical screening 2Health News:Move to Hospital Isolation Unit Linked to Raised Delirium Risk 2Health News:ORNL image analysis prowess advances retina research 2Health News:Did Beethoven's Hearing Loss Shape His Compositions? 2Health News:Most Sick or Disabled Seniors Want Docs to Say How Long They Have 2Health News:UCLA neuroscientists demonstrate crucial advances in 'brain reading' 2Health News:UCLA neuroscientists demonstrate crucial advances in 'brain reading' 3Health News:UCLA neuroscientists demonstrate crucial advances in 'brain reading' 4
(Date:11/21/2014)... VIENNA, Va. , Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... operates in Southern California , today ... caregiving technology. Alta will be providing the innovative BeClose ... services. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141121/160143LOGO ... to providing the kind of affordable 24/7 care our ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... 21, 2014   Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc., ... is scheduled to present at the Biotech Showcase™ 2015 ... on January 12-14, 2015. ... Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, will present preclinical and clinical data ... exhibits anti-inflammatory pharmacological characteristics. Dr. Mullan will outline the ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Calif. , Nov. 21, 2014  Abaxis, Inc. ... manufacturing point-of-care instruments and consumables for the medical, research, ... to the veterinary and research markets in ... of a stock purchase agreement to acquire 100% of ... Kingdom based distribution organization. The transaction closed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Alta Home Care, Inc. and BeClose Partner to Enable Seniors to Remain in Their Homes Safely and Securely 2Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Biotech Showcase 2015 2Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Biotech Showcase 2015 3Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Biotech Showcase 2015 4Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 2Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 3Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 4
... for urinary albumin that allows for early ... CLIA Waived test has a sensitivity of ... gives accurate results in only 3 minutes ... hours. Since early detection is one key ...
... Drug Screen Tests are available in 14 ... (Ecstasy). Designed using Microgenics Antibody Technology, the ... point of care immunoassay targeted to detect ... MDA and MDEA but no cross-reactivity to ...
Accu-Stat Home Drug Test for Marijuana (THC), Cocaine (COC), Amphetamine (AMP), Methamphetamine (mAMP), Opiates (OPI), and Phencyclidine (PCP)....
... Screen Tests are available in 14 configurations ... Designed using Microgenics Antibody Technology, the SureStep™ ... of care immunoassay targeted to detect MDMA ... and MDEA but no cross-reactivity to any ...
Medicine Products: