Archive for month: October, 2011

The Basis of Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT)

31 October, 2011 | imaging equipment, Radiology

What is radiotherapy and what does it do? Radiotherapy, together with conventional surgery, is one of the most common cancer treatment options available. Radiation can shrink a tumor by killing tumor cells or interfering with the tumor’s ability to grow. With conventional radiotherapy the radiation dose needed to destroy the tumor is applied in low [...]

Forced-Air Warming Systems Explained

25 October, 2011 | Anesthesiology Equipment

How Can Hypothermia be Prevented in Medical Settings?   Unplanned hypothermia (a core temperature of less than 36 degrees C) can negatively impact patients in many ways. Even mild hypothermia may contribute to complications such as: surgical site infection, altered drug metabolism, impaired blood clotting, cardiovascular ischemia, prolonged recovery following surgery and shivering. It is [...]

News About PACS Workstations

3 October, 2011 | imaging equipment, Pacs, Radiology

What is a PACS Workstation? The radiological workstation is the most important part of the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), since staff radiologists work with it almost all day long. The picture archiving and communication system is designed to store, retrieve and transfer digital medical images. A PACS integrates image data from system to [...]