Saturday, December 27, 2008

Press Release Reading Room Design Article Features the Work of Architecture for Radiology

Reading Room Design Article Features the Work of Architecture for Radiology

Architecture for Radiology (the only architecture firm in the world focused exclusively on radiology design and construction) is pleased to announce that its radiology design work has been featured in a new article on the subject of reading room design.

The article is entitled “Illuminating Reading Room Design for Better Reading Strategies”. It was written by Justine Cadet, and published in the December 2008 issue of Health Imaging & IT Magazine.

The article addresses a number of key design parameters for reading room design, and would be a good introduction to the subject for radiologists, radiology administrators and/or radiology consultants involved in radiology room design, including the planning and design of reading rooms.

Amongst the topics covered in the article are: workflow within the reading environment, lighting; acoustics; HVAC; privacy vs. collaboration, ergonomics; standardization vs. customization, and design materials and colors.

Architecture for Radiology’s well-known radiology room design principal - William N. Bernstein, AIA – is quoted extensively in the article.

About Architecture for Radiology, LLP:
Founded in 2003, this architecture design firm specializes exclusively in radiology design and construction. The firm is highly experienced with state-of-the-art radiology practice including leading edge equipment, planning strategies, and PACs implementation. AFR is experienced with all modalities, and with all of the major radiology equipment manufacturers. The firm is a well-known consultant in radiology design, radiology planning, radiology room design, ct room design, mri room design, nuclear medicine room design, cat scan room design, mammography room design and linear accelerator room design. The firm’s radiology work has been published extensively.
For further information about radiology planning and design, including reading room design, please contact Architecture for Radiology, LLP:

William N. Bernstein, AIA
Architecture for Radiology, LLP
59 West 19th Street - 6A New York , NY 10011
Office: 212.645.0900 Fax: 212.463.9898

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Multiple Myeloma and MRI

Dear fellow tech's, here's a very good article presented on CoolMRIStuff Blog.
"Multiple Myeloma and MRI"

Sunday, November 30, 2008

An email from the ASRT

January 23, 2008 — ctdave95
Just received this email from the
ASRT today and I’m very excited about this new website promoting radiation dose to pediatric patients. I’ve been passionate about this subject since I started CT 18 years ago, and I think its fantastic that we are finally unrecognizing the issue.
Please consider joining this campaign. Dave !!
Here’s the email and the web address:

Dear David,
ASRT members like you who work in CT are among the 400,000 health care professionals across the country receiving advance notice about a special effort to lower radiation dose when performing CT scans on children.
Today marks the launch of the Image Gently campaign, an initiative to lower pediatric radiation dose sponsored by the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging. The
ASRT proudly supports the Image Gently campaign and is one of the four founding members of the Alliance. The other founding members are the Society for Pediatric Radiology, the American College of Radiology and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.
I encourage you to join the Image Gently campaign. It’s easy. Visit the Image Gently Web site ( for the latest research and educational materials to assist you in determining appropriate radiation techniques to use. Take the pledge to image gently and encourage your coworkers to join in the effort.
The February issue of the ASRT Scanner features helpful advice on pediatric CT imaging and a free Image Gently poster. Display the poster in a visible area as a reminder to keep pediatric imaging child-sized.
Technologists are at the front line, working directly with patients to create the images physicians use to determine their diagnoses. We have an ethical obligation to produce the best images in the safest manner possible for the patient. Children are not simply smaller adults. Their bodies are different and require a different approach to imaging. When you perform imaging exams on children, please image gently.

Sincerely,Connie Mitchell, M.A., R.T.(R)(CT)ASRT President
Let’s image gently when we care for kids! Be Wise. Adjust For Size.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Celebrating Passionately Pink Day

October 20, 2008 — ctdave95
Celebrating Passionately Pink Day at Our Hospital
On October 17th 2008 the department celebrated Passionate Pink Day to raise funds for the Susan Komen foundation. The staff made donations to wear pink to work for the day, almost everyone participated.
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister,Susan G. Komen that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. If you would like to participate, then visit the website at Susan G. Komen.

Our staff celebrating the day.

Thanks Janet and Don