Items Tagged ‘Cynthia McCollough’

April 6, 2010

Trying to improve their image

By Mystery User

A two-day Food and Drug Administration public hearing to begin sorting out where providers, manufacturers and regulators can take steps to improve medical-imaging safety highlighted the need for standards creation in a host of areas…   “If we want to focus on quality assurance, focus on standardization,” Cynthia McCollough, a professor of radiology physics at […]

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April 2, 2010

Medical-imaging meeting focuses on safety, training

By Mystery User

Standardization and training were two of the themes promoted at a Food and Drug Administration public meeting on medical-imaging safety held Wednesday.   Quality assurance in the patient-safety and image-quality arenas is hindered by a lack of common standards among accreditation organizations and in equipment features and operational terminology, said radiology professionals attending the FDA […]

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Tags: Cynthia McCollough, medical-imaging safety

March 9, 2010

CT scans may pose cancer risk, new research indicates

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

After an imaging test revealed a small nodule in Dr. Len Lichtenfeld’s lung, his doctor ordered a series of CT scans. But Lichtenfeld turned them down. As deputy chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, Lichtenfeld knew the tiny nodule probably wasn’t dangerous and that new research has documented an increased risk of cancer […]

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Tags: cancer risks, CT Scans, Cynthia McCollough

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