Floppies can grow bigger
On my working A420/1 the discs are 1.6MB
With a 20MB (yes MB) ST506 Hard Disc with a working DTP package, graphics editor, games x lots inc Elite and some free space.
The RISC PC still runs faster
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I find the article a little odd.
It is as though Leeds is the first hospital in the UK to think of doing this.
Mine a bit further north has already ripped them all out. perhaps Leeds should ask for advice rather than pretend to be an authority.
We accept radiology referrals from consultant NHS.net accounts - it is an electronic signature in its own right, for those based outside our organisation. Internally we have a request system which you can use or be told to resubmit your scrap of paper electronically. Almost completely paperless referrals now.
Re fax ct scans etc - you can email/scan/fax a report - the images not so much.
It's my day job.
my RISC PC drives just dots...
and I thinkn the AMSTRAD printers were just dot engines...
I will remember not to unpack my STAR given the comment above.
Will the olivetti BJ be susceptible to this?
It seems that you have to be seriously up the political chain of influence for your print outs to be subjected to this. My Scout program print outs are probably not going to attract the 5 Eyes.
Dr Liam Fox is a qualified medical practitioner.
The protected title in the UK is Registered Medical Practitioner
ene fule can call themselves doctor, even dieticians in white coats with stethoscope.
A very quick check of the GMC medical register shows that Liam Fox qual. 1983 is Registered WITHOUT a licence to practice - someone hasn't kept up to date, been appraised or revalidated, all policies pursued by...
politicians passeem. Do as I say....
Common usage is that for those of us with MBBS / MBCHB we are allowed the honorific Dr
Oddly at my diving club, most had PhD's, none used doctor outside of the lab/work, but muggins here used Dr without a PhD. Still do...
I am a Radiologist.
I have an interest in radiation safety.
There is NO limit to the dose my CT scanner gives a patient.
I authorise the use of radiation. I have had patients receive >50mSv for a diagnostic test.
The UK accepted rate for cancer induction is 1:20000 / mSv.
My patient has a death risk of 1:400 to look for a possible pathology they have a <1:4000 of having.
Dose is cumulative
Induction time lag is around 15-20 years.
I'll fry your granny - but not your kids.
Comparing targetted radiotherapy doses to tiny areas is not appropriate.
Yes we run XP / 7 for our underlying systems as the suppliers will not warrant any other environment.
The business end (custom hardware) works with its own internal systems (think CNC machine or 3d printer) screwing with the dose regulators is beyond the XP bit. When that goes down I have shut several scanners over the years - including writing one off! Mr Popular...
Dose is controlled by exposure factors set at the operators console (the XP bit) and the area covered and how many times.
The first acknowledged Fukishima related cancer is at a dose of 10-20mSv.
In the larger adult this dose is not uncommon on our current scanner(s) which are not particularly low dose.
New algorithms and technology is reducing delivered dose - but better tech is leading to multi phase exams that increase dose.
We have patients with accumulated doses of >200mSv, in an age range where this is an issue and a worse than 1:100 risk of death from their radiology scans.
Re MRI : it is a giant microwave. never mind there is no ionising radiation, it is perfectly possible to induce fits from neuronal stimulation from aggressive gradients or literally cook some one with RF energy.
We cannot air gap the provider need dial in access for fault finding and remote management when required.
We run NTPc on CT that connect to GMT-8 (ish) as that that is the worldwide system clock.
Radiology runs on a private subnet the firewall and bridging is managed.
Denial of service : highly likely
Manipulation of target devices : low - too varied, custom device v operators console manipulation
This is my day job at the pointy end. I spend some time on IT projects at work.
I remain a competent 6502 assembler programmer.
I use these. Professionally.
They are pointless unless in a controlled environment <10lux for diagnosis.
Medical monitors outside this are pointless. Accurate DICOM reproduction is nice. If they are <2MP they are not diagnostic, If they are in an uncontroled environment they are not diagnostic
Outside of proper diagnostic offices they are an entirely avoidable and unncesssary expense.
DOI : I have stopped unnecessary over-specced monitors being deployed across an organisation, and also making sure diagnostic screens are available in the appropriate departments with explicit "your environment is non-diagnostic" warnings.
Many think tha the CT and MR scans are the most details - they aren't 512x512, 10 bit pixel depth. Most bog standard monitors far exceed anything necessary.
"plain film" x-rays - much more challenging!
My A420/1 emulated a 386 well enough to be competitive. Flew on StrongARM Risc PC
If we are looking at alternative os I would pay **sausages** for one with RISC OS
Some features of which are yet to be matched by both (ex) windows or my current linux boxes.
make an !Impression, use !Artworks, !Squirrel away your data
still waiting for a native box in 2017
Yet we have modern equipment being provided with XP as the hidden underlying OS. Kit produced AFTER XP went EOL.
And the hypothetical medical imaging kit does exist. I use it professionally daily.
Might help if you understand the workflow and comms protocols to commit images from medical imaging device to storage - it uses DICOM (also look up IHE connectathon) and a FTP/SMB/other push to storage would break the whole lot. Lots of bridges between the vlans. Lots of fixed IPs, point to point configs - getting better with newer generations of kit. At least we have SANs rather than Tape!
There are many bits of healthcare software that have barely migrated from Win3.1 and DOSbox, running in a JVM with questionable GUIs.
We are hardwired into obsolete IE versions, no standards compliance for eg Chrome. Interdependencies are a bitch, one sytem that wont work except with version xx locks the rest into the old stuff.
The suppliers of the BIG kit (MR, CT, screening rooms) have new kit and versions annually. The stuff from 5 yrs plus doesn't get the new shiny and there is no return on investment to update unless cost+++
And there is no managed equipment replacement program anywhere in the NHS.
Wait until it dies as that is when we can justify the kit the hospital can't work without....
plus ca change
We are "blessed" with major lock in to IE 6, early Java versions and no way to escape these.
Our CT scanners still run on top of XP, the web PACS requires IE6, our RIS is a lousy JAVA GUI of a DOS application that allows eg patient ID number field to have unlimited input length. The kit won't do NTP.
We make the navy look sophisticated. its not like it impacts peoples lives and safety...
We are currently upgrading our PACS. Interesting times
both P values are at the significant level of 0.05 fpr variation left/right
the paper states no difference in mean BMC/BMD
r value is a coin toss
I call shenanigans
Primer of Biomedical Statistics might help the journalist
I love the smell of male bovine faeces in the morning...
Strangely, a Faraday Cage, designed to block transverse electromagnetic waves doesn't stop longitudinal compression waves of ultrasound. Who'd've thunk?
Ultrasound does travel in gas, just not very well
It travels better in liquids and better still in solids (issues around elasticity not withstanding)
It is the interface between materials that is the biggest issue, where most losses occur. A coupling agent generally required (hence icon).
Nyquist applies to A-D conversion. Ultrasound (US) is not inherently analogue.
I use US professionally.
And it is fabulous at assessing steel / welds / metal fatigue / submarines....
similar but with added WiFI is the Devolo AVeasy wireless 4 port adapter - can be part of a kit with a single port adapter to plug in near router. I use one successfully and am considering adding a second both for WiFi coverage and the increasing living room demands for ethernet connectivity of consoles/telly/decoder boxes etc. Bit dearer than quoted above.
Jesus uses Vodafone according to the undocumented feature ;q
fortunately I've never shared my email with them so I remain less spammable.
I think my next phone will be bought outright and a selection of monthly SIMS used as I see fit with no disclosure of such information
emergency treatment will not be changed/affected.
Chronic problems seeing someone else about - you can talk to them
You will still have to give a history - all those questions whether this happens or not.
Minimal benefit at the end of the day.
Might stop some "gaming" of the system - if the person doing so admits to who they actually are.
And if you have a severe allergy, I would rely more on bracelet/tattoo than CfH
And I am in a position to know lots about the care delivery - and the reality on the ground of CfH
Dry suits come in two types though.
Neoprene - restrictive
Laminate - full mobility.
And you are meant to dump the air out to avoid the Bibendum effect
I use both types, and wetsuits for a variety of watersports activities so not unaware of the relative merits.
And I would love to learn to kitesurf, having watched it at Scarborough Beach - the one in the Southern Hemisphere though
Paris because she would look good in neoprene/latex/whatever
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