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Image: A hackmanite under UV light (Photo courtesy of University of Turku).

Photochromic Materials Help Monitor UV Radiation Levels

A synthetic material based on natural hackmanite can be tuned to change color in response to ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels, according to a new study. More...
30 May 2018
Image: The DRX-Revolution Nano Mobile (Photo courtesy of Carestream Health).

Portable X-ray System Enhances Bedside Imaging

An innovative mobile X-ray unit based on carbon nanotubes offers significantly reduced size and weight parameters when compared to existing mobile X-ray systems. More...
03 May 2018
Image: GCRs and SPEs pose a significant threat to astronauts during space exploration (Photo courtesy of Rebecca Blue/ NASA).

Supercomputers Help Estimate Astronauts Radiation Risk

A new study reveals that a space vehicle with relatively minimal shielding and a high inclination polar orbit could expose astronauts to high exposures of cosmic radiation and solar particle events. More...
19 Apr 2018
Image: The NanoTek x-ray apron uses polymers instead of lead (Photo courtesy of Artemis Shielding).

Lead-Free Aprons Offer Alternative Radiation Shielding

Aprons made of thermoplastic polymer alloys and high atomic number elements can provide a highly effective barrier to x-ray radiation. More...
19 Mar 2018
Image: This Instadose + dosimeter use Bluetooth to transmit dose data (Photo courtesy of Mirion Technologies).

Connected Dosimeter Lowers Radiation Exposure Risk

A Bluetooth-enabled dosimeter provides immediate dose reads transmitted to smart phones, tablets, or Internet-enabled computers. More...
20 Feb 2018
Image: PET/CT images of 18F-FDS and 18F-FDG in inflamed mice (Photo courtesy of J Li et al/ UL).

PET Tracer Identifies and Tracks Bacterial Infections

A new positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) radiotracer can identify and track the degree of bacterial infection in lungs. More...
07 Feb 2018
Image: New FDA guidance recommends that imaging in children should be reduced to the necessary minimum (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

New Guidance for Child X-ray Exams

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a new guidance that recommends medical X-ray imaging exams in children and younger patients be optimized to use the lowest radiation dose needed.
05 Feb 2018

The MedImaging Radiology channel covers fluoroscopy, digital radiography, computerized tomography, mammography, interventional radiology, and other medical uses of X-ray imaging as well as related instrumentation, trends and safety issues.
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