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Hospital worker saves physicians from wearing tens of thousands of faulty masks
The 30,000 masks came from an unauthorized third party
Successful installations of Dunlee liquid metal bearing CT replacement tubes in USA

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FDA investigates deaths linked to potentially contaminated endoscopes
Cystoscopes, ureteroscopes and cystourethroscopes from Olympus and Karl Storz under scrutiny
Community poses greater risk of infecting medical personnel with COVID-19 than hospitals
Known exposure to someone from the general public who tested positive is key factor
How perfect storms sometimes create perfect opportunities
Looking at the silver lining in COVID-19
Low-value care spending drops marginally, despite best efforts
Patients are at risk of serious harm from services that offer no clinical benefit
Rethinking patient discharge to reduce nursing home rehospitalizations
Using Project RED, University of Missouri researchers improve outcomes
Medical errors are still killing patients in the U.S, let's talk about it
Insights from Dr. Doron Besser, CEO of ENvizion
BU researchers indicate need to address adverse event risks in interventional radiology
Many adverse events in interventional radiology are preventable
Thorough sanitization and PPE are essential for curbing asymptomatic COVID transmission
Asymptomatic patients could go to hospital and transmit infection
Two dead, three injured in explosion at Connecticut VA hospital
The explosion came from a steam pipe during routine maintenance
A fighting chance requires taking a stance: NICUs must evolve to meet the needs of the most fragile newborns
Insights from Luke Delaney, general manager for GE Healthcare Maternal Infant Care
New study challenges notion that COVID-19 is not deadly to younger people
Among hospitalized young adults, the virus is twice as deadly as heart attacks
Culture, management and the impact on safety
Best practices for overseeing a radiation oncology department
Remnants of COVID-19 virus found in internal CT components
RNA from SARS-CoV-2 turning up in the scanner's inward airflow filter could be a good thing
STERIS acquires Key Surgical for approximately $850 million
Expected to expand STERIS disinfection and surgical offerings worldwide
Radiation safety training as risk management
Effective safety training requires not only mastery of the content but mastery of instruction
Supply chain lessons from COVID-19 at 2020 MedTech Conference
What does it take to keep the supply chain unbroken during a public health crisis?
FDA approves ControlRad's radiation reduction tech for OEC 9900 Mobile C-arms
Reduces radiation exposure without compromising image quality