Lead apron in the x-ray room – is it really necessary?

Posted on: 2020-02-20

The use of a lead apron in the x-ray room is quite common. However, despite decades of use, is it really necessary? The New York Times published a story in January explaining how organizations are trying to end this practice. Everyone who knows how an X-ray scan works is already prepared for the lead apron; […]

SPR Radiological Protection Study Group talks about RDC No. 330

Posted on: 2020-02-17

The first 2020 SPR Radiation Protection Study Group meeting was held on February 3rd. Physicist Renato Dimenstein read and spoke about the Brazilian Resolution RDC No. 330, published in the Federal Official Gazette, on December 26, 2019, by the Collegiate Directorate of the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA). This is a revocation of Ordinance SVS/MS […]

Appendicitis Diagnosis Yields Reduced Dose But Increased Examinations

Posted on: 2020-01-08

Check out the news released in the RSNA 2019 bulletin about the diagnosis of reduced dose appendicitis as a highlight. The copy, written by Lynn Antonopoulos, shows how over the past 15 years there has been a change in CT imaging practices to US in cases of pediatric appendicitis. Check out the full text below: […]

RSNA 2019: CT is Safe Option for Diagnosing Foreign Body Aspiration in Children

Posted on: 2019-12-21

Low-dose computed tomography (CT) protocols using a tin filter as a diagnostic tool could accurately identify foreign body aspiration (FBA) in children – compared with conventional radiographic methods – reducing the radiation dose and avoiding bronchoscopy. That was the report by Dr. Lena Gordon Murkes from the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden in her talk at the […]

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