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5th World Trauma Congress - Feb 14 2021 to Feb 18 2021

For 2021, the World Trauma Congress will be held virtually by the World Coalition for Trauma Care with help from the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma... [READ MORE]


The World's Largest Medical Fair: Medica Exhibition 16th - 19th November 2020

Experience a medical technology highlight in a virtual form that can be accessed by anyone from anywhere... [READ MORE]


LOCATION OF FOREIGN BODIES IN AN ADULT

A case study from the Trauma and Emergency Unit of the Inselspital, Bern; one of Switzerland’s largest trauma units.

Patients are frequently admitted to emergency departments after foreign body ingestion and it is estimated that over 1500 people die each year in the USA alone following these incidents... [READ MORE]

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF RADIOLOGY

International Day of Radiology is celebrated annually on the 8th of November. 122 years ago today, while performing experiments with the effect of cathode rays, Professor Wilhelm Roentgen discovered “Roentgenograms”, or rather X-rays, as we know them today.

This remarkable discovery revolutionized the entire medical profession... [READ MORE]

BENEFITS OF LODOX DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY IN FORENSIC PATHOLOGY

The purpose of this study was to measure the time spent by a single autopsy assistant in obtaining full-body radiographic imaging in a forensic pathology setting. The Lodox digital radiography (DR) system was compared with a traditional cassette-based portable computed radiography (CR) system to quantify time saved by the implementation of the Lodox imaging system... [READ MORE]

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5th World Trauma Congress - Feb 14 2021 to Feb 18 2021

For 2021, the World Trauma Congress will be held virtually by the World Coalition for Trauma Care with help from the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma.

For more information on the Lodox Xmplar-dr x-ray system, visit http://www.lodox.com/trauma.html.

THE GOALS OF THE WCTC ARE:

1. To increase awareness of the importance of trauma as a disease worldwide
2. Trauma Education at all levels worldwide
3. Development of trauma systems worldwide
4. Continuation of the World Trauma Congress

We can only accomplish those goals at a global level if we stay together as a group of people and powerful professional organizations and start implementing change worldwide. Our organizations (and their members) have the opportunity to exert international influence, help less developed nations to improve care by means of better education and knowledge, critical thinking towards systems development, data collection (trauma registries and injury surveillance), and implementation of quality improvement processes.

For more information on the WCTC, visit https://www.aast.org/world-coalition-for-trauma-care 

The World's Largest Medical Fair: Medica Exhibition 16th - 19th November 2020

Experience a medical technology highlight in a virtual form that can be accessed by anyone from anywhere - virtual.MEDICA from 16 - 19 November 2020. You can still discover innovations, maintain contacts and stay up to date through knowledge transfer.

Visit MEDICA on the following link: https://virtual.medica-tradefair.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=01_Medica&gclid=Cj0KCQiA48j9BRC-ARIsAMQu3WSi33PXSPHOQyah5mFN5iYN01mVTJ3pLh5oMFfpxwqnXhHOlxG8CjkaAnmSEALw_wcB

LOK Corporation sincerely invites you to a parallel event.
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LOCATION OF FOREIGN BODIES IN AN ADULT

INTRODUCTION
Patients are frequently admitted to emergency departments after foreign body ingestion and it is estimated that over 1500 people die each year in the USA alone following these incidents. Accurate diagnosis and treatment are therefore crucial in avoiding severe complications in the oesophagus or gastrointestinal organs. Plain X-ray imaging is frequently used in Emergency Departments (ED) for detection, assessment and treatment planning in cases of foreign body ingestion. While most patients are children, ingestions can occur in adults who are mentally unstable, alcoholic, prisoners or drug smugglers. This study reports on the assessment of a mentally unstable patient at the Emergency Unit (EMU) of the Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland.

CASE PRESENTATION
This 19 year-old female patient was brought to the ED by family members.They reported that the patient may have ingested a foreign object, since she was observed the evening before possibly swallowing something in the bathroom. The patient suffers from a psychological disorder and was not willing to co-operate with ED staff, give a history or undergo physical examination. Possible imaging investigations were discussed. Computed Tomography (CT) was suggested for its high sensitivity and specificity, but was not viable since the patient refused to lie in a closed scanner. The high radiation was also seen as a disadvantage. Serial conventional X-rays were dismissed because of the overlapping imaging technique, and associated radiation exposure, that would be required to locate the object/s. Lodox scanning was chosen to provide a full-body X-ray image that could be performed in the ER. The large format image was seen as an advantage due to the marginal background information available. The very low radiation exposure was judged as safer for this young patient with limited history.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF RADIOLOGY

International Day of Radiology is celebrated annually on the 8th of November. 122 years ago today, while performing experiments with the effect of cathode rays, Professor Wilhelm Roentgen discovered “Roentgenograms”, or rather X-rays, as we know them today.

This remarkable discovery revolutionized the entire medical profession, and set the foundation for diagnostic radiology.

One might say Prof. Roentgen was the very first Radiographer…

122 years later, we are still celebrating his discovery, and all professionals who continue to practice it today. The theme this year is Emergency Radiology, a cause that all of us at Lodox are very passionate about, as our critical imaging technology is driven by our purpose to save lives through innovative solutions.

Lodox Systems would like to commend all the radiographers out there that are saving lives every single day; you are the “silent heroes” behind the scenes! You are truly, the colour behind the X-rays.

Thank You!  

BENEFITS OF LODOX DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY IN FORENSIC PATHOLOGY

INTRODUCTION
The purpose of this study was to measure the time spent by a single autopsy assistant in obtaining full-body radiographic imaging in a forensic pathology setting. The Lodox digital radiography (DR) system was compared with a traditional cassette-based portable computed radiography (CR) system to quantify time saved by the implementation of the Lodox imaging system.

METHODS
Decedents were examined with the Lodox DR and portable CR systems to provide full-body coverage with each system. Timing was divided into preparation, acquisition, and post acquisition stages, with an additional transfer stage being required for the Lodox DR system. A neutral observer timed each stage for each decedent examined with both systems.

RESULTS
The Lodox DR system provided an time savings over the portable CR system to complete full-body radiographic scanning. While the portable CR system was faster at image acquisition , the Lodox DR system was faster during the preparation and post acquisition stages.

CONCLUSIONS
The time required for a full-body radiographic examination is markedly shortened with utilization of the Lodox DR system. Seven full-body examinations can be completed with the Lodox DR system in the time that a single full-body examination is completed with the portable CR system. In a forensic pathology setting, the Lodox DR system is therefore more time-efficient than the portable CR system studied, as it provides the same scope in a shorter time period, allowing for streamlining of radiographic imaging studies. Acad Forensic Pathol. 2015 5(3): 492-498

To view the full study, visit Academic Forensic Pathology: The Official Publication of the National Association of Medical Examiners.  


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