Navigation Links
Radiologists: Going green with small, simple step
Date:10/31/2011

Having radiologists shut down their workstations (and monitors) after an eight hour shift leads to substantial cost savings and energy reduction, according to a study in the November issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Radiology is at the forefront of technology use in medicine with the use of computers and scanning equipment.

"We should be aware of the ongoing energy costs to the system of this equipment and look for ways to reduce it, both as a cost-saving measure and a way to help promote healthy living for our patients with the reduction in greenhouse gases and carbon emissions," said Prasanth M. Prasanna, MD, lead author of the study.

Researchers used an electric meter to determine the electrical consumption and cost of running their workstations (and monitors) during both active and standby states. Cost per kilowatt-hour was calculated at $0.11, not including taxes and fees.

"In aggregate, all workstations and monitors would use approximately 137,759.54 kWh, costing $15,153.55. If all equipment were shut down after an 8-hour workday, the department would consume about 32,633.64 kWh, costing $3,589.70 thereby saving 83,866.6 kWh and $9,225.33," said Prasanna.

"We have shown a 76.3 percent energy and cost savings simply by shutting down workstations (and monitors) at the end of the workday (5 work days and 2 weekend days). This is a simple and highly effective means of curbing waste, especially in aggregate across a department," he said.


'/>"/>

Contact: Heather Curry
PR@acr.org
703-390-9822
American College of Radiology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Interventional radiologists: Tough on liver cancer, kind to patients
2. Asthma Inhaler Primatene Mist Going Off the Market
3. Going Straight to Chemo May Be Better for Certain Breast Cancers
4. Going Full-Tilt Into Turns May Ease Motion Sickness on Trains
5. Afghan Medical Staff Face Ongoing Security Threats: Study
6. More People May Benefit From Going Gluten-Free
7. Childhood cancer survivors are at increased risk for ongoing post-therapy GI complications
8. Ongoing relationship with care provider key for patients with a chronic condition: UBC study
9. Researchers find many elderly men are undergoing unnecessary PSA screenings
10. Negative attitudes toward fat bodies going global, study finds
11. Going Green May Cut Hospital Costs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Information about the technology: , Otomagnetics has ... prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy in children. Cisplatin and carboplatin ... cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as a dose limiting toxicity. Hearing ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP , a leader in ... 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced ... 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design excellence across a range ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... On Saturday, October 21, the Health ... Miles by Moonlight to raise money for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. Teams ... Teams will work together to keep their treadmills moving for 5 hours. Treadmills will ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... first interactive health literacy software tool, and the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), ... patient education, today announce a new strategic alliance. , As CPEN’s strategic ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Miramar, FL (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... is presenting the latest in wound care advancements to physician colleagues, skilled nursing ... lecture is titled, "Navigating the Treacherous Waters of Wound Care." , "At many ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... 12, 2017   Divoti USA will engrave ... the standard of the latest FDA requirements, which stipulates new criteria ... Anyone in need of Medical ID jewelry such as Medical ID ... are engraved in terms of the new FDA requirements . ... Divoti offers this dark mark ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... 2017  True Health, a leader in integrated ... during National Breast Cancer Awareness month to educate ... Research recently published ... more than 10 million American women are at ... or BRCA2 and have not had testing. These mutations ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... Oct. 6, 2017   Provista, a proven ... $100 billion in purchasing power, today announced a new ... The Newsroom is the online home for ... infographics, expert bios, news releases, slideshows and events. ... a wealth of resources at their fingertips, viewers can ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: