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.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Radiology Fact of the Month

Radiology Fact of the Month
AWESCI

A German company under the brand name of Doramad, till the year 1945, was able to convince thousands of people to shell their money on a specially formulated toothpaste that contained a little amount of Thorium — a naturally occurring radioactive element. The toothpaste sold for astronomical prices and brought in big money to businesses and individuals....

Dose Matters: FDA's Guidance on Children's X-Rays
U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Most people have had an X-ray taken at some time during their lives — perhaps checking for a possible broken bone or during a visit to the dentist. X-ray exams provide important information to physicians about how to treat their patients.

5 Ways To Optimize CT Lung Cancer Screenings
AuntMinnie.com

An academic hospital that implemented a CT lung cancer screening program obtained similar detection rates as the National Lung Screening Trial. But it also encountered challenges that needed to be addressed to improve the quality of screening, which researchers describe in a new study published in Academic Radiology.

ADDITIONAL UPDATES

New ABCs of Emergency Medicine, "Airway, Breathing, CT Scan, Disposition"
GomerBlog

New practice-changing guidelines for resuscitation in the emergency department were released just ahead of the American College of Emergency Physicians meeting this year. Dr. Kahn Sult-Freely, ACEP's new-acting President, made the announcement in front of a crowded room in Washington, D.C.

Technologists Improve Image Quality From Urgent Care Centers
AuntMinnie.com

Radiology departments are facing a conundrum from the growing number of urgent care centers sending them x-rays that may not be of optimal diagnostic quality. A department in Texas offers some tips for improving urgent care pediatric imaging in research published online February 2 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

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