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Need Help Deciding to Discontinue Routine Shielding of Patient Gonads?

Did you know the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) has developed a full program to assist your team in transitioning to the discontinuation of routine shielding of patient gonads?  When you decide the time is right, visit the AAPM CARES site for a full set of resources including training modules (with credit available) […]

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NRC Publishes Information Notice (IN) Regarding Exposure to Radiation

Information Notice 2021-02: Recent Issues Associated with Monitoring Occupational Exposure to Radiation From Licensed and Unlicensed Radiation Sources was released on August 4, 2021.  This IN describes recurring findings from NRC inspections where licensees were only monitoring dosimetry reports for high exposures.  Several instances were observed where users were not wearing their badges correctly, or […]

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ACR Announces ACRedit Plus

The American College of Radiology will soon release ACRedit Plus, an updated accreditation database with a user-friendly interface and enhanced features making imaging accreditation more streamlined. This new process will be available for all imaging modalities except radiation oncology. Learn more about the changes from the ACR here: Keep ‘er Movin’

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SNMMI Statement: The Effect of COVID-19 Vaccination on FDG PET/CT

March 30, 2021 FDG-avid reactive lymphadenopathy on PET/CT has been reported in patients following COVID-19 vaccinations.1 Reactive lymphadenopathy has been reported in up to 16% of the patients following COVID-19 vaccination with the mRNA (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna) vaccines; this side effect has not been reported to date with the AdV vector vaccine (Janssen/Johnson & Johnson).2-5 Some […]

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Important Safety Notification Regarding Patients Undergoing MRI Exams

On behalf of the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA*) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment manufacturers MPC is posting this message to assist in getting the word out. Please feel free to translate into local languages as necessary. The COVID19 pandemic impacts the way diagnostic imaging examinations are performed. Particularly, patients may need to wear […]

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NRC COVID-19 Public Meeting Announcement

Hello out there! We at MPC hope you all are doing well while navigating this new environment. This public meeting announcement came across our desk this morning so we thought we would share with our readers. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will be holding a public meeting to discuss how NRC medical licensees can request […]

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ACR Information on Field Radiology Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Yesterday the ACR posted this guidance for protection of health care workers and patients in this very precarious time…. https://www.acr.org/Advocacy-and-Economics/Advocacy-News/Advocacy-News-Issues/In-the-April-4-2020-Issue/ACR-Information-on-Field-Radiology-Care-During-the-COVID-19-Pandemic

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Brave New World

In this new COVID-19 world we are encountering daily recommendations to promote social distancing, infection prevention and minimization of virus spread. Some headlines crossing our desk recently include the following: ACR Recommends suspension of nuclear medicine ventilation scans ( https://www.acr.org/Advocacy-and-Economics/ACR-Position-Statements/COVID19-Nuclear-Medicine-Ventilation-Scans Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging also recommends proceeding with caution when performing ventilation/perfusion […]

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Hello Illinois!

If you are new to the game and don’t know anything about Medical Physics Consultants, Inc. (a grass roots private company in existence for 40+ years), let me tell you, we take our professional relationships seriously. Our professional relationships with our clients and our professional relationships with our peers are very important to us. It […]

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Implementation of USP 825 Delayed

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) has issued an Intent to Revise the Standard and is therefore postponing the official effective dates (December 1, 2019) of the revised and and the new general chapter until further notice. The official notice can be viewed here.

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