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POWERWAND from Access Scientific Gains CE Mark

POWERWAND from Access Scientific Gains CE Mark



Global Distribution of Power-Injectable, Extended-Dwell

Catheter to Begin in Britain, Australia and South Africa



SAN DIEGO -- Access Scientific, Inc. announced receipt of a CE Mark for the POWERWAND -- a unique power-injectable, extended-dwell catheter. The company plans initial outside-US distribution of the device in Britain, Australia and South Africa.



The POWERWAND, which is placed using the Accelerated… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on February 8, 2011 at 10:49am — No Comments

Image Gently Steering Committee Members to Highlight Pediatric Imaging Concerns at FDA Public Meeting on Radiation Exposure from Medical Imaging

Image Gently Steering Committee Members to Highlight Pediatric Imaging Concerns at FDA Public Meeting on Radiation Exposure from Medical Imaging



Washington, DC – Marilyn Goske, MD, chair of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging and Silverman Chair for Radiology Education at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center, along with several key members of the Image Gentlysm Steering Committee will highlight the unique concerns associated with the imaging of children at the U.S.… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on March 29, 2010 at 10:04am — No Comments

ACR Safety Committee and Adult Radiation Protection Chairs to Speak at FDA Public Meeting on Radiation Exposure from Medical Imaging

Washington, DC E. Stephen Amis, MD, FACR, co-chair of the ACR/RSNA Joint Task Force on Adult Radiation Protection and past chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors, and Richard L. Morin, PhD, FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology Safety Committee, will represent the ACR… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on March 29, 2010 at 10:01am — No Comments

Waste not, want not: Getting the most from imaging procedures

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- The amount of data obtained in a single MR or CT scan is mind-boggling. At least some of the data radiologists throw away could save patients money while reducing their exposure to radiation and risk of complications from invasive procedures.



“The same CT or MR scans that have been performed for other indications can be used to measure epicardial fat volume,” Dr. Paolo Raggi told me. “That is why this is such an easy piece of information to… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on March 24, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

FDA Public Health Advisory: Risk of Burns during MRI Scans from Transdermal Drug Patches with Metallic Backings

FDA Public Health Advisory

Risk of Burns during MRI Scans from Transdermal Drug Patches with Metallic Backings



http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/advisory/transdermalpatch.htm



The FDA has been made aware of information about certain transdermal patches (medicated patches applied to the skin) that contain aluminum or other metals in the backing of the patches. Patches that contain metal can overheat during an MRI scan and cause skin burns in the immediate area of the… Continue

Added by radRounds Radiology Network on March 8, 2009 at 6:48pm — No Comments

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