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Medical Imaging to Control Costs, Improve Quality, Achieve Superior Patient Outcomes

Medical Imaging to Control Costs, Improve Quality, Achieve Superior Patient Outcomes

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry.  Ernesto A. Cerdena, PHDc, RT, CRA, FAHRA, Director of Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology Services, Waterbury Hospital In the era of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sustainable and thriving healthcare operations are paramount. Effective healthcare operations require diagnostic medical imaging to play a major role in controlling cost, improving quality, and achieving superior patient outcomes. From Read more [...]
President Signs Helium Act into Law

President Signs Helium Act into Law

Last evening (Oct. 2), President Obama signed into law the Helium Stewardship Act, which will keep the Federal Helium Reserve operating and selling crude helium to private industry beyond Oct. 7. As reported in this blog and in NEMA and MITA releases, the House and Senate passed the bill unanimously last week. Now commodity and supply managers for many companies in the medical imaging, lighting, welding, and semiconductor industries can breathe a bit easier and get a few more minutes of sleep at Read more [...]
Keeping the Ball in the Air

Keeping the Ball in the Air

Last evening (Sept. 25) the House passed 397-0 an amended version of legislation to keep the Federal Helium Reserve (FHR) operating beyond Oct. 7 and to reform the way in which the Department of the Interior sells crude helium stored in the Reserve to the private sector. The House took a bill that passed the Senate last week by a 97-2 vote, moved some of the numbers around to bring it into compliance with the House-passed FY2014 Budget Resolution, and moved up by one year the sale of the Read more [...]
Impact of EMF Exposure Limits and MRI

Impact of EMF Exposure Limits and MRI

Articles, by Professor J.C. Lin of the University of Illinois in Chicago, highlighting ICNIRP’s role in establishing limits for EMF exposure during MRI procedures were published in IEEE periodicals Microwave Magazine, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 46-56, June 2011, and in Antennas and Propagation Magazine, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 169-174, Feb.2011.  The articles provide useful information but do not tell the whole story regarding low frequency exposure limits, specifically recognition of the work of Read more [...]