Perspective, passion, a ferry and giving back time with X-ray test equipment
We are doing a series of open letters from the RaySafe Research and Development, and Engineering teams because they have a slightly different perspective.
Benefits of a flat energy response in a radiation survey meter
A flat energy response means that the survey meter does not give an under- or over-representation of the measured dose at certain energies.
ALARA Rules for Radiation Protection
ALARA is an familiar industry term every medical professional should know and practice. This brief blog post covers the basics of the ALARA principle, and how the RaySafe i3 Real-time dosimeter can help monitor radiation exposure.
Why Real-time Dosimetry is Important
Personal protection equipment (PPE) has been available for years to help protect medical professionals against ionizing radiation. Most of the time, it consists of heavy protection garments and shields.
Personal Safety When Working with Ionizing Radiation
Personal radiation safety is paramount within interventional X-ray. Every activity should be planned to minimize unnecessary radiation exposure, as physicians and other staff members are in the room with the patient and run the risk of continued exposure to radiation.
A face-lift, a team, customers' pain, and a vision
We recently launched the RaySafe 452 Survey Meter, a survey meter that is as versatile as our customers, allowing them to measure a variety of applications with a single device.
Visualizing scattered radiation
As touched upon in the previous post, interventional X-ray professionals have a number of tools and techniques at their disposal, which they can use to minimize their radiation dose.
How Aurora West Allis Medical Center reduced medical radiation risks with RTSD
Minimally invasive image-guided diagnosis and treatment of disease has revolutionized healthcare and continues to grow rapidly.
Will The Joint Commission regulation changes make X-ray QA more time-consuming?
Annual equipment checks to ensure fluoroscopy X-ray units are working correctly is one of the revisions by The Joint Commission elements of performance (Eps). Hospitals providing fluoroscopy services will need to adhere to this new, revised standard as of January 1, 2019.
Diagnostic imaging test equipment. Why? When? What?
We’ve found that many of us are facing similar issues and are asking questions. We put together a few of those questions and the answers to them from one of our product experts. Look for similar blogs in the future and be sure to send us your thoughts on issues.
ALARA - Keeping Radiation Exposure to a Minimum
When working with ionizing radiation or radioactive materials, it is a federal regulatory requirement that all reasonable efforts be made to maintain exposure to ionizing radiation as far below the dose limits as practical. ALARA translates as "As Low As Reasonably Achievable" and not on