Radiation Safety in Adult Medical Imaging
Nov. 16, 2015—Image Wisely is pleased to announce the release of its newest radiation safety case, on the topic of C-arm Based Cone Beam CT in Interventional Radiology. Each case offers free continuing education credit for radiologists, imaging technologists and medical physicists.
Nov. 10, 2015—The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) multi-organizational Working Group on Standardization of CT Nomenclature and Protocols has a new name: the Alliance for Quality Computed Tomography (AQCT). Click the link above for more information on CT protocols, the CT lexicon and Dose-Check.
July 17, 2015—The AAPM, through its Working Group on Standardization of CT Nomenclature and Protocols, has updated its lung cancer screening CT protocols to include manufacturer and model-specific protocols for all of the applicable manufacturers of CT equipment currently sold in the U.S.
Nov. 13, 2015—Dose check is an important safety feature but, if not used carefully, may compromise patient safety during long interventional procedures, such as cryo- or radio-frequency ablation.
Oct. 5, 2015—This article from the Mayo Clinic answers common questions about CT scanning and radiation to provide physicians with accurate information on which to base their medical decisions and respond to patient questions. Some general FAQs regarding medical imaging and radiation dose are also provided.
Nov. 9, 2015—The American College of Radiology updated XR-29 FAQs to help CT providers meet the "Smart Dose" CMS Final rule under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act. Providers have until Jan. 1, 2016, to meet the new standard or face Medicare payment cuts for exams performed on noncompliant equipment. Click here to access the XR-29 FAQs in the ACR Radiology Safety section.
Jan. 19, 2015—Statement issued December 31, 2014, by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (1/19/2015)
Jan. 3, 2015—The EPA has updated Federal Guidance Report No. 14: Radiation Protection Guidance for Diagnostic and Interventional X-Ray Procedures to include facility guidance for radiography, CT, interventional fluoroscopy and bone densitometry.
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