Somebody Stop Me! Post Processing Radiographic Images

Somebody Stop Me! Post Processing Radiographic Images

Digital Radiography brought us many features and most are an improvement from where we were with film. The DR dark side began to show almost immediately upon implementation.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Ultrasound Tip of the Month
AHEC

Diagnostic ultrasound studies of the fetus are generally considered safe during pregnancy. This diagnostic procedure should be performed only when there is a valid medical indication, and the lowest possible ultrasonic exposure setting should be used to gain the necessary diagnostic information under the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle. A thermal index for soft tissue (Tis) should be used at earlier than 10 weeks' gestation, and a thermal index for bone (Tib) should be used at...

Foxboro Fire Department Trains on Cutting-Edge Medical Devices
The Sun Chronicle

For the first time ever, Foxboro's emergency responders are getting an inside look at trauma victims, thanks to new ultrasound equipment soon to be installed in town emergency vehicles.

Petition Asks FDA to Remove Boxed Warnings from Ultrasound Contrast Agents
Axis Imaging

International medical experts filed a Citizen Petition with the U.S. FDA urging the federal agency to remove boxed warnings from ultrasound contrast agents based on current highly favorable safety data and clinical experience.

ADDITIONAL UPDATES

New Study Claims Breast Cancer Screening Does Not Reduce Mortality
ITN Online

Fewer and fewer women die from breast cancer in recent years but, surprisingly, the decline is just as large in the age groups that are not screened. The decline is, therefore, due to better treatment and not screening for breast cancer.

Breakthrough Opens Door to Smartphone-Powered $100 Ultrasound Machine
Science Daily

Engineers have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation — no bigger than a Band-Aid — is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smartphone.

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