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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 www.sor.org 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: http://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/health/a17473/better-mammogram/   http://www.bir.org.uk/professional-resources/international-day-of-radiology/

British Institute of Radiology advice on Personal Protective Equipment

ON the 26th of September,the British Institute of Radiology (BIR) has produced posters, videos, and a book on personal protective equipment. The guidance gives practical advice on how staff should select, wear, and store their protective equipment. It also gives clear advice on how to comply with regulations and prepare a risk assessment. It is …

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Radiation and Your Brain

Possible measures to reduce radiation exposure in the cath lab. By Ariel Roguin, MD, PhD, and Gabriel Bartal, MD, FCIRSE, FSIR Full Article in EV Today – August 2016 http://evtoday.com/pdfs/et0816_F7_Marsh.pdf Scatter Cap Light

Minimizing Radiation Risk to Patients and Staff

The ultimate goal of radiation protection in fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures is optimizing the administered radiation dose. BY GABRIEL BARTAL, MD, FCIRSE, FSIR; ELISEO VAÑÓ, PhD; GRACIANO PAULO, PhD; AND ARIEL ROGUIN, MD, PhD Full Article in EV Today – August 2016 http://evtoday.com/pdfs/et0816_F3_Bartal.pdf