A warning published in the journal ‘Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics’ has diabetics and doctors concerned about the dangers of air travel with diabetic medical devices. According to the article, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors could be adversely affected by airport security magnetic x-ray. This refers to x-ray machines used to scan luggage and travelers. [...]
Just as digital technologies have dramatically improved home audio and video fidelity, flat panel digital X-ray technology offers significant improvement in image quality and dose utilization. The performance of the flat panel detector imagers is rated as the value of DQE (Detective Quantum Efficiency).
Tomosynthesis is a method for producing images of slices through the body using a general radiographic X-ray system with a direct digital radiography detector. This is accomplished by obtaining a large number of image acquisitions across a range of projection angles of the X-ray tube. Currently, tomosynthesis is an optional add-on for suitable DR systems. [...]
Cardiovascular X-ray equipment is used to produce dynamic images of the patient’s heart and blood vessels. Historically, these systems used an image intensifier, attached to a video camera, to display the images. Modern systems use flat panel detectors, which are substantially lighter than image intensifiers, allowing faster C-arm rotations, therefore reducing examination times. With current [...]