Lead Apron Screening

By Stephen Marshall We all know the dangers of radiation, and how important it is to keep our exposure to it to a minimum. Lead aprons are the single most important line of defence against radiation in a clinical environment. Everyone working within a Theatre, Cath Lab, Fluoroscopy room or anywhere where medical radiation is …

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We Have Moved

Rothband has moved to a new location in the heart of Burnley. As one of the only British owned and run companies, manufacturing x-ray protection, we have relocated due to unprecedented growth triggered by the success of our bilayer materials. These materials have played a role in revolutionising the global x-ray protection market and Rothband …

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In Memory of Steve Carr

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Steve Carr who passed away suddenly on the 17th January 2018. Steve worked within the realm of radiography for many years and we are honoured that he spent a good portion of that time working for Rothband before retiring. We have been asked by …

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How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology?

AI could add value by discovering new knowledge and extracting more and better information from imaging examinations in order to achieve better outcomes for patients at lower cost, wrote the team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers led by Dr. James Thrall. “For radiologists, adding value includes establishment of more efficient work processes and improved job …

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New Mobile Screens for Dumfries & Galloway RI

With the huge new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary site completed, Rothband had the great opportunity to provide the site with two brand new custom designed and manufactured mobile lead screens, both complete with windows and cupboards, to one of the hospitals’ Resus X-Ray rooms.

Dark Tourism: would you visit a nuclear exclusion zone?

What usually makes an enjoyable holiday? Sun, sea and sand? Good public transport, even? Along with decent places to eat and pleasant accommodation, the average tourist doesn’t expect that much from their vacation. However, there’s an increasing number of people who do. Interest is growing in visiting sites associated with some of the most tragic …

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National Conference for Radiology Managers

“Patient, Performance, Productivity The three Ps in tomorrow’s radiology services” Rothband are delighted to be exhibiting at the 7th National Conference for Radiology Managers held in London today. With a variety of keynote speakers, case studies, and hot topic discussions, it’s all set to be a fantastic day!

Dose Reduction in CT Head Scanning – Kate Fairhurst

Great article in March’s edition of synergy (available on the website.) Abstract Since its introduction, computed tomography (CT) has played an increasing role in the management of disease and emergency medicine. However, with new advancements and more accurate diagnosis, CT scanning is becoming the imaging modality of choice and accounts for 68% of the …

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The Future of Healthcare Technology: 5 Developments to Look Out For

The evolution of healthcare is happening before our eyes – new technology is being introduced all the time, alongside bold scientific discoveries that are taking modern medicine to whole new levels. Just earlier this year, the University of St. Andrews (along with the Harvard Medical School) engineered brand new fibre-optic technology that promises to heal …

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International day of Radiology

To commemorate the International Day of Radiology and World Radiography Day on 8 November 2016, which this year is dedicated to breast imaging. An interesting article involving breast imaging: