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The Global Business of Dental Equipment

9 September, 2012 | CT Scanner, imaging equipment, medical equipment, News, Radiology

The outlook of the global dental industry looks positive to market analysts. According to a recent study published by Markets and Markets, the global dental equipment market which is valued at $4.5 billion in 2011, analysts expect the industry to increase at a CAGR of 5.8% between the years 2011 to 2016. There are many [...]

Reducing Body Radiation Dose At CT

29 March, 2012 | CT Scanner, maintenance & installation, Radiology

The explosive spread of CT can be attributed to its speed and diagnostic benefits. Recently it was estimated that more than 70 million CT examinations were performed each year in the United States. Although it accounts for only about one tenth of total radiologic examinations, CT is responsible for more than two thirds of the [...]

Remote High Dose Rate (HDR) Afterload Brachytherapy Explained

5 December, 2011 | Brachytherapy, Radiology

Remote afterloading improves radiation control and provides technical advantages for improving patient care and precision. With low, medium, and high dose rate options, Remote High Dose Rate (HDR) Afterload Brachytherapy units offer the potential for superior dose distributions and the practical advantages of better radiation protection.

New Ways in the Field of Medical Imaging: Terahertz Radiation

24 November, 2011 | imaging equipment, MedWOW, Radiology, Terahertz

THz radiation has found two fundamental modes of application in medicine and biology: spectroscopy and imaging. In both in vivo and in vitro tests, THz radiation has been shown to perform well when compared to the standard in vitro histological testing. Other areas where THz is finding use is in dentistry, wound assessment and more.

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 [...]

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 [...]