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Revolutionary Radiation Monitoring Device for CT Scans
Date:12/17/2009

SANDWICH, Mass., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Just how much exposure to radiation from CT scans is too much and how do those working with patients in the CT scan environment and their patients protect themselves from over exposure? Veteran-owned RADeCO Health, Inc. of Sandwich, Ma. (www.radecohealth.com) today announced the launch of the RADView(TM) CT dosimeter, a new monitoring device designed to monitor ionizing radiation exposures from Computed Tomography (CT) scans of patients.

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The RADView(TM) CT dosimeter is manufactured in the form of a badge smaller than a credit card and contains radiation-sensitive film. X-ray exposure of the RADView(TM) CT dosimeter during a CT scan produces a dye that changes the color of the radiation-sensitive film in proportion to the dose of radiation. The dosimeters have no electronics, require no maintenance, do not interfere with the CT image, and are easier and less expensive to use than conventional and more complex dosimeters.

"We have felt strongly throughout the development of this product that the CT industry and users of CT scanners as well as patients needed an easy-to-use, reliable and inexpensive device to monitor radiation levels," says Paul Lovendale, CEO of RADeCO Health. "Recent reports that directly link radiation exposure from CT to increasing risk of the incidence of cancer suggests that the launch of RADView(TM) CT dosimeter could not have come at a b
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