downstream procedure

Any therapy performed as a direct result of an abnormality identified in a diagnostic (upstream) procedure

downstream procedure

Medtalk Any therapy performed as a direct result of an abnormality identified in a diagnostic (upstream) procedure. See Diagnostic-therapeutic pair.
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Regarding integrated controls packages, many PC based control systems available today offer materials management, recipe handling, mixer and downstream procedure handling, scaling of batches to suit mixers of differing sizes, lot traceability, auditable reporting systems and improved batch-to-batch consistency.
Implementing a PET program will allow cardiologists and hospitals to improve their diagnostic accuracy, reduce unnecessary downstream procedures, reduce patient radiation exposure, and practice more efficiency while improving their bottom line.
Joseph Oliverio, Chief Technology Officer states, "The demand for Cardiovascular PET imaging is rapidly increasing as it enables the physician to provide better patient care through a more accurate diagnosis, the potential to reduce unnecessary downstream procedures and limit radiation exposure.
Positron's PET scanner, with its robust software package, will help physicians provide a more accurate diagnosis for patients, a reduction of unnecessary downstream procedures and a very attractive economic alternative to SPECT.