Thanks for all you do, we support ‘National Radiologic Technology Week’ !

National Radiologic Technology Week

November 4-10, 2012

National Radiologic Technology Week® is celebrated annually to recognize the vital work of R.T.s across the nation. The celebration takes place each November to commemorate the anniversary of the x-ray’s discovery by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895.

The week-long celebration calls attention to the important role medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals play in patient care and health care safety.

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International Day Of Radiology – Let’s celebrate together – The Video

Let’s celebrate together – The Video

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Making Cancer Visible – The role of imaging in oncology. #IDOR

Making Cancer Visible – The role of imaging in oncology.

International Day of Radiology.

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International Day Of Radiology – The Story of Radiology #IDOR

The Story of Radiology

International Day Of Radiology

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International Day Of Radiology – Let’s Celebrate Together – ASER supports the International Day of Radiology! #IDOR

Visit the website : International Day Of Radiology 

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Coronary calcium score improves classification into more appropriate risk categories

In a general population of elderly patients at intermediate CHD risk, CAC scoring is a powerful method to reclassify persons into more appropriate risk categories. Empirically derived CAC cutoff values at which persons at intermediate risk reclassified to either high or low risk were 615 and 50 Agatston units, respectively.

via Coronary calcium score improves classifica… [J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010] – PubMed – NCBI.

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American Society of Emergency Radiology urges members to review – Back To Basics – at the Image Gently website.

We ask that you visit the Image Gently website to go – Back to Basics – the next phase of the Image Gently campaign dedicated to radiation protection for children during digital radiography procedures. Please view and utilize the materials provided in this new initiative.  There are many Educational Materials and Quality Improvement project materials for use in your department.  There are also Parent Materials that you can share with your patients and families.

We know that children are more sensitive than adults to radiation. To help ensure that imaging providers account for these factors, the ASER is an active participant and collaborator in the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging.

We are delighted to share the next “Image Gently” message: Back to Basics and invite you to the visit the Image gently Website (www.imagegently.org) to review new educational content for this new campaign:

Alliance member organizations urge that when performing imaging exams on children, health care professionals should note the following:

One size does not fit all…

There’s no question: X-rays help us save kids’ lives.  But, when we image, radiation matters!

Children are more sensitive to radiation. What we do now lasts their lifetimes.  So, when we image, let’s image gently: 

More is often not better. When X-ray is the right thing to do:

1.  Measure patient thickness for “child-size” technique

2.  Avoid using grids for body parts less than 10 – 12 cm thick

3.  X-ray only the indicated area with proper collimation and shielding.

4.  Check exposure indicators and image quality

 Click here to visit the Image Gently Web site today and pledge to do your part to “child-size” the radiation dose used in children’s imaging. Your active participation is appreciated.

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