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Topic: Radiology

August 10, 2017
Hospital Healthcare Europe spoke with Jilly Croasdale of the UK Radiopharmacy Group about guidance on safe drawing up of radiopharmaceuticals in nuclear medicine departments
EU good manufacturing practice (GMP) relates to the manufacture of medicines, and in radiopharmacy this can be a challenge in some ways. Because the products have to be used immediately, it is not possible to perform all the usual end product testing that you would with other types of products. For example, sterility testing is done retrospectively, and, because the batch size is often one, it is not possible to sterility test each batch produced (or there may be nothing left to administer to the patients). 
 
August 10, 2017
In this article, methods of patient selection, techniques and protocols for transarterial chemoembolisation are described
Metastatic disease of the liver is more common than primary liver neoplasms. The liver is the most common site of metastatic deposits after the lymph nodes.1 The top three primary sites with liver metastases are breast, lung and colorectal.2 Transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE) has been successfully used to treat unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and similar principles are being applied in the treatment of metastatic liver disease. 
 
August 10, 2017
Routine use of pocket-size ultrasound devices has the potential to improve diagnostics and treatment of patients at a low cost
August 10, 2017
Options for treating uterine fibroids are increasing, including uterine artery embolisation and MRI-focused high intensity ultrasound, but patient preference and tailored treatment still remain key
August 10, 2017
Interventional radiological procedures have grown and embolisation is a key area. Vascular plugs are important devices that can be used in a wide variety of clinical scenarios
Interventional radiology (IR) is a growing specialty, which uses the combination of image guidance and device technology to perform a wide range of minimally invasive procedures. There is hardly a single area of hospital medicine in which IR has not had impact on patient management. Interventional radiologists have a wide range of techniques at their disposal and have key roles in treating bleeding, cancer, aneurysms, trauma, peripheral arterial disease and venous thromboembolism.1
 
Embolisation
July 24, 2017
The time for diagnoses based on incomplete datasets is at an end; we must connect the ‘ologies’ with all of medicine, writes Brendan Devlin, a practising radiologist and Senior Clinical Advisor to Sectra

There are some who might feel uneasy about integrating the way we work in diagnostics. Disciplines, sometimes dating back to the beginnings of modern medicine, have had their own way of working, their own culture, philosophy and an established place in patient care.

August 4, 2016
ISAS accreditation offers vote of confidence for Telemedicine Clinic's quality standards in the UK

Telemedicine Clinic (TMC), Europe's largest provider of teleradiology and pathology services, has been granted UKAS accreditation against the Imaging Services Accreditation Standard (ISAS). ISAS is the only nationally recognised accreditation scheme available for diagnostic imaging services in the UK.

May 18, 2016
Standardisation of postprocessing in radiology is a task for the next decade

Standardisation of postprocessing in radiology is a task for the next decade

 

May 18, 2016
Basic considerations, patient selection and potential indications for treatment with bariatric gastric embolisation were the topics explored at a symposia held at CIRSE 2015

Basic considerations, patient selection and potential indications for treatment with bariatric gastric embolisation were the topics explored at a symposia held at CIRSE 2015

 

 

May 18, 2016
Large format, high resolution displays have been adopted at the radiology department of a cutting-edge Swiss hospital

Large format, high resolution displays have been adopted at the radiology department of a cutting-edge Swiss hospital

 

 

May 18, 2016
Endovascular treatment of stenotic lesions of supra-aortic vessels is widely accepted valid alternative to thromboendarterectomy both for the anterior and the posterior circulation

Endovascular treatment of stenotic lesions of supra-aortic vessels is widely accepted valid alternative to thromboendarterectomy both for the anterior and the posterior circulation

 

 

May 18, 2016
This article describes the latest endoscopic technology to support high precision diagnosis and treatment of the gastrointestinal tract

This article describes the latest endoscopic technology to support high precision diagnosis and treatment of the gastrointestinal tract

 

May 18, 2016
This review explains the fundamental principles of Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) and potential applications addressing unmet clinical needs

This review explains the fundamental principles of Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) and potential applications addressing unmet clinical needs

 

 

May 18, 2016
Intra-luminal contrast enhancement is crucial in cardiovascular imaging to ensure reliable diagnostic accuracy

Intra-luminal contrast enhancement is crucial in cardiovascular imaging to ensure reliable diagnostic accuracy

 

 

February 4, 2016
Collaboration brings new tools to interventional radiologists and oncologists to help treat liver cancer and enhanced patient care

BTG plc, a global specialist healthcare company, and Royal Philips, announced a significant milestone in their collaboration with the treatment of the first liver cancer patient with LC Bead LUMI™ in conjunction with Philips Live Image Guidance, targeting a hypervascular tumour with the goal to block blood flow to achieve tumour necrosis.

December 14, 2015
Committed to working with renowned international companies, Proton Partners International will be bringing the world’s first and only digital PET CT system to Wales

The equipment fitted at the UK’s first proton beam therapy centre will provide cancer patients with the most advanced cancer technology available, Proton Partners International Ltd CEO Mike Moran said.
 
Committed to working with renowned international companies, Proton Partners International will be bringing the world’s first and only digital PET CT system to Wales.
 

December 3, 2015
A trainee doctor has won a national award for work she has presented on improving the management of patients with stab wounds

Vascular trainee Dr Rachel Stansfield, who currently works in the Accident and Emergency Department at the Northern General Hospital, has presented work developed by the Sheffield Vascular Institute using a new pathway for assessing stab wound patients which means that more can be treated using minimally-invasive procedures.

Her presentation was recognised with the award of the prestigious Royal Society of Medicine Harvey Prize, presented for innovations in vascular medicine.

September 17, 2015
Clinicians at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children are now able to scan patients’ hearts in just one heart beat
August 7, 2015
Radioguided surgery, and especially sentinel lymph node biopsy is now an accepted standard of care for various clinical conditions

The surgical management of many pathologies, especially, carcinoma-related diseases have been transformed with the introduction of radioguided surgery and its supplementary technologies. Nowadays, radioguided surgery is an expanded multidisciplinary procedure and an established discipline in different clinical centres.

July 29, 2015
Conquest Hospital, part of the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, has recently modernised a 22 year-old interventional radiology room with the installation of an Artis zee™ ceiling-mounted angiography system from Siemens Healthcare

Conquest Hospital, part of the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, has recently modernised a 22 year-old interventional radiology room with the installation of an Artis zee™ ceiling-mounted angiography system from Siemens Healthcare. The system is being used in the hospital’s trauma centre, which is also being utilised as a back-up cardiac room, helping to increase efficiency and throughput at the hospital.

July 29, 2015
Conquest Hospital, part of the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, has recently modernised a 22 year-old interventional radiology room with the installation of an Artis zee™ ceiling-mounted angiography system from Siemens Healthcare

Conquest Hospital, part of the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, has recently modernised a 22 year-old interventional radiology room with the installation of an Artis zee™ ceiling-mounted angiography system from Siemens Healthcare. The system is being used in the hospital’s trauma centre, which is also being utilised as a back-up cardiac room, helping to increase efficiency and throughput at the hospital.

July 9, 2015
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital improves patient experience and expands cardiac services with Siemens CT technology

Following an increase in patient referrals, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, part of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, has expanded its CT provision. To improve patient experience and streamline services the hospital sought to add a further imaging system to the CT department and upgrade the existing one. This resulted in the recent installation of a SOMATOM® Definition AS+ 128-slice CT system and the planned installation of a Definition AS 64-slice CT system from Siemens Healthcare.

June 29, 2015
Proton Partners International has completed the acquisition of the site where the first High Energy Proton Beam Therapy cancer treatment centre will be built

Proton Partners International Limited announced it has completed the acquisition of the site where the first High Energy Proton Beam Therapy cancer treatment centre will be built in the UK.

The centre will be situated at Celtic Springs Business Park, Newport. Renovation of the site will begin next week and the centre is due to be operational next year.

June 17, 2015
Oraya Therapeutics Inc. and Bridge Design announced that the Oraya IRay® Radiotherapy System has won the silver award in the radiological and electromechanical devices category of the 18th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). The winners were announced at a ceremony in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center in conjunction with the MD&M East event.

Oraya Therapeutics Inc. and Bridge Design announced that the Oraya IRay® Radiotherapy System has won the silver award in the radiological and electromechanical devices category of the 18th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). The winners were announced at a ceremony in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center in conjunction with the MD&M East event.