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Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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But they will not be easy. read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Graphic courtesy of Pixabay The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Feature | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | May 05, 2017 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane Advances in Radiographic Fluoroscopy Platforms This article originally ran as an introduction to the R/F Systems comparison chart in the May 2017 issue. The chart can be viewed here. Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more center_img Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Related Content R/F Systems Comparison ChartITN has created an R/F Systems comparison chart of the specifications for these systems. This will require a login, but it is free and only takes a minute to register. The chart includes many manufacturers of R/F Systems that are available in the United States. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Current ApplicationsCarestream’s DRX-Excel Plus system for R/F imaging can perform contrast exams using fluoroscopy that can be associated with a radiography image. In addition, it can be used for specialized contrast procedures that record both fluoroscopy and radiography sequences and interventional procedures. The DRX-Excel Plus system is configured with a table and a tube in one system. An optional integrated flat panel detector produces high-resolution images for general radiography as well as fluoroscopic sequences. Franciscan Health Rensselaer in Rensselaer, Ind., recently purchased a new Carestream DRX-Excel Plus R/F system and a Carestream DRX-Evolution Plus to deliver rapid access to high-quality X-ray images that help physicians assess and treat patients at the critical access hospital. “Both systems represent major upgrades to our current equipment,” reported Cindy Reed, the hospital’s director of radiology. “We evaluated the DRX-Excel Plus at RSNA 2015 and were extremely impressed with its efficient design that can increase workflow, reduce manual actions by technologists and help reduce dose.”The Philips EasyDiagnost Eleva DRF, launched in May 2012, combines fluoroscopy with DR technology, offering facilities the ability to integrate the benefits of digital imaging while creating a multipurpose imaging space, thereby optimizing investment and improving workflow. Additionally, the solution allows hospitals to customize digital radiography and fluoroscopy (DRF) rooms to fit specific needs, from classic RF suites to cutting- edge bariatricDRF rooms.The Philips CombiDiagnost R90 is a remote-controlled fluoroscopy system in combination with digital radiography that provides dose management features like grid-controlled fluoroscopy, supporting high room utilization and patient throughput. It also offers Unique image processing for consistent image quality for radiography and fluoroscopy applications. It received FDA 510(k) premarket notification in January 2017.Shimadzu Medical Systems USA’s Sonialvision G4 universal digital R/F table system received FDA approval in April 2014. It is designed to perform a wide variety of examinations, including angiography, endoscopy, video fluoroscopy for gastrointestinal series and swallowing exams, orthopedic exams and general radiography. It acquires quality images rapidly and uses low radiation dose levels. Its ergonomic design is patient safety- and hygiene-focused, accommodates all sizes of ambulatory and stretcher/wheelchair-confined patients, and offers workflow-efficiency features to help improve technologist productivity. Special features for every type of exam the Sonialvision G4 performs help to minimize radiation dose exposure levels to the patient. A table that can support a patient weighing up to 700 lb (318 kg) in the horizontal position for bariatric procedures is seamless for easy cleaning and incorporates safety features to facilitate easy patient access and egress.Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Kalare R/F digital X-ray system with flat panel detector (FPD) received FDA clearance in November 2014. The enclosed table design of the Kalare FPD R/F system may reduce scatter radiation by up to 95 percent, optimizing safety for patients and staff, while its 17 x 17-inch size provides quality images edge-to-edge without an increase in dosage. This design also helps reduce panning time for exams requiring fluoroscopy, such as a barium swallow, and eliminates periphery image distortion, leading to higher image quality.Expanding the clinical capabilities of limited R/F room space with one of the industry’s smallest tilting C-arm multipurpose systems available, Toshiba introduced the Ultimax-i FPD multipurpose system in late 2015. It has a small footprint that installs adjacent to back walls to improve patient access and allow for more complex procedures by providing routine angiography lab capabilities within an existing R/F space. It is designed to efficiently use the space providers have to safely diagnose and treat all patients, without the need for major renovation. The multipurpose system can accommodate up to 500 lbs. with a wide, high-capacity table to comfortably image a range of patients. Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more Image courtesy of CarestreamThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines radiographic/fluoroscopy (R/F) as a type of medical imaging that shows a continuous X-ray image on a monitor, much like an X-ray movie. During a fluoroscopy procedure, an X-ray beam is passed through the body. The image is transmitted to a monitor so the movement of a body part or of an instrument or contrast agent through the body can be seen in detail. Fluoroscopy procedures are performed to help diagnose disease, or to guide physicians during certain treatment procedures. In years past, a dedicated fluoroscopy room was a must-have for any hospital. However, due to a shift toward other imaging modalities and changes in reimbursement, radiographic/fluoroscopy schedules are no longer full, making it inefficient and less cost-effective for hospitals to invest in a dedicated room. For this reason, many hospitals are now looking for systems that can serve multiple imaging rolls for R/F, digital radiography (DR) X-ray and in some cases for simple image-guided procedures. Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read morelast_img read more