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.
PET also offers advantages such as: superior image quality and diagnostic ability, reduction of unnecessary invasive downstream procedures and reduction of patients risks due to reduced radiation doses and shorter period of radiation retention.