One thing all medical practitioners who use CT scanners are familiar with is that they take up quite a lot of space in a hospital. While this may not be a big problem for large hospitals that have sufficient space, it may become a problem for smaller hospitals that may be struggling with enough space … Read more Would Mobile CT Scanners Be the Right Choice for Smaller Hospitals?
Wondering how much a CT Scanner costs and which one’s right for you? Medical imaging equipment scans are some of the most well-known and most used scans in the world. Yet, these practices are also one of the priciest. While it is known that radiation may cause cancer, the radiation from the medical imaging equipment … Read more How Much Does a CT Scanner Cost?
Your CT scanner is a vital player in your medical imaging facility. And inside that CT scanner is an x-ray tube that is vital to the performance of your CT system. Like any piece of machinery, x-ray tubes don’t last forever, but should last for quite a long time if maintained properly by x-ray techs. … Read more CT X-Ray Tube – How long will it last?
Considering lead lining for your imaging modalities is always a crucial part of the purchasing process. Any system that produces radiation – rad or R/F rooms, c-arms, x-rays, CT systems – will need lead lining consideration from you and your team. Several factors dictate whether you’ll need lead lining or not, so let’s take a look. … Read more Lead Lining: Is It Required For My X-Ray Room?
There’s a lot of debate on whether a higher CT slice automatically means a better CT scanner. On first glance, you would assume that a CT with a higher slice (64, 160, 320, etc), with more options and software capabilities, would be the most beneficial to your facility. But, as most things prove, it’s a … Read more Higher CT Slice Automatically Better? Let’s Take a Look
Currently ECR 2019 is happening in Vienna, and there have been some pretty interesting findings revealed this week. Some of the research that has been presented has come from presenter and lead author Dr. Marta Montesano, from the Sapienza University of Rome in Italy, concerning a reduction in cancer patients’ exposure to radiation from whole … Read more Dose-Monitoring Offers Reduction in Whole-Body CT Radiation
The PET/CT scanner is an interesting machine that has some unique components to consider when you’re on the market. Here’s a great description of the PET/CT from the University of Edinburgh: “The CT scanner component allows reconstruction & registration of the detailed PET images. This allows the PET information about cellular function, to be located quite precisely with its anatomical location, as … Read more On the market for a PET/CT? Consider scan time and patient traffic
A new AI program developed by researchers at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in Russia is able to identify and mark lung nodules on CT scans in under 20 seconds! The new program is called Doctor AI-zimov and works by spotting the lung nodules on segmented CT scans, and using a recently … Read more AI from Russia able to detect lung cancer in under 20 seconds
According to a web-exclusive paper in the August issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology, during studies using breast conebeam CT (CBCT), an AI algorithm can accurately tell the difference between benign and malignant breast lesions. This has the potential to upgrade radiologist performance when deciphering the CBCT images. The study was held at … Read more Breast Conebeam CT Has Potential to be Enhanced by AI
When you think about how a CT Scanner works, you might think about how the images are produced in slices. A traditional CT uses a fan shaped X-ray beam, which takes a single slice image per scan. But there is a variation on traditional CT scanning called Cone Beam CT (CBCT), which uses a cone … Read more Cone Beam CT vs Traditional CT
According to new research published in JAMA Oncology, measurements of muscle mass and adiposity drawn from the CT scans of patients with breast cancer predicted their survival better than calculations of BMI (body mass index). First author Bette Caan of Kaiser Permanente in Oakland noted that there have been several studies conducted that have … Read more CT Scans Now Able to Predict Breast Cancer Survival by Muscle Mass
A new retrospective cohort study indicates that for patients over 65 years, taking a simple measurement of bone quality during routine CT scans of the chest or abdomen may help identify those at high risk for fragility fracture over approximately 6 years of follow-up. “Previous work has shown that lumbar trabecular attenuation values generally … Read more CT Scans Can Pinpoint Patients with High Risk of Fracture