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Comparison of Radiation Doses and Best-Practice Use for Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in US and Non-US Laboratories

As reported in JAMA: This study compares actual myocardial perfusion imaging practice and radiation doses in US and non-US laboratories and identifies opportunities to improve radiation doses in the United States. Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is integral to the diagnosis and management of known or suspected coronary artery disease and is therefore performed on millions…
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February 2016 Newsletter

 Radiation During MPI Scans Higher in U.S. than Overseas Once again, the conversation in the nuclear medicine industry centers around radiation exposure, this time specifically during routine myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) scans. According to a recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine, patients in the U.S. are exposed to about 20% more radiation during MPI tests…
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New UltraSPECT installation at Firelands Regional Medical Center makes it 450 total in the U.S.

Auburndale, Mass., January 25, 2016 – UltraSPECT Inc., a leading provider of multi-vendor, low-dose image processing technology for nuclear medicine, has marked the 450th software package installation in the USA. The milestone was reached as Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, Ohio, acquired Xpress3.Cardiac™ imaging solution to reduce radiation exposure for patients and staff and meet…
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