What Would You Do? Stop Shielding Your Patients?

Recently, a radiologic technologist working in a hospital in Aurora, Colo. reported the adoption of a new NO shielding policy for patients including NICU babies and pregnant women. This has set off a firestorm of controversy via our community regarding the efficacy of patient shielding.

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Radiology Fact of the Month

Radiology Fact of the Month
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Granite naturally contains uranium and thorium, because those elements are found in the magma that solidified to make it. But the real concern is radon. The naturally-occurring uranium decays into radon, which is a gas. And just like you shouldn't be breathing in the powdered contents of smoke detectors, radioactive gases can be inhaled and cause...

U.S. Proposes Tariffs On Medical Imaging Scanners From China
Aunt Minnie

The medical imaging industry has been dragged into the brewing trade war between the U.S. and China. A U.S. federal agency has published a list of 1,300 products imported from China that could be slapped with import tariffs of 25%, with most of the major medical imaging modalities appearing on the list.

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Report To Blame 'Overburdened' Staff For Fatal MRI Scan
Aunt Minnie

A preliminary report into the death of a man pulled into the bore of an MRI scanner at an Indian hospital will blame an "overburdened" staff at the Mumbai hospital for not following proper security and safety procedures at the time of the January accident.

Machine Learning Hand Hygiene Alert System Can Increase Compliance To 100%
Becker's Hospital Review

Machine learning technology that enables real-time hand hygiene notification can help improve compliance in outpatient settings, according to a study published in the Journal of Hospital Infection.

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