The Joint Commission (TJC) has issued a prepublication of new CT requirements.
The American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM) is providing a one(1) hour webinar on 01/19/16 on Radiation Safety.
The NRC is seeking public comment on a number of issues regarding patient release of patients treated with Sodium Iodide-131 in order to revise a patient information brochure and patient release regulations in 10 CFR 35.75. Comment period ends 02/16/15.
The American College of Radiology has published a “Patient Dose Chart” intended to better communicate with both patients and attending physicians regarding radiation dose from various exams.
Shine Medical Technologies has received NRC approval for a construction permit for their facility to produce Mo-99.
MRI Annual Safety Training – CT Annual Safety Training – The Joint Commission (TJC) requires in their revised Diagnostic Imaging Standards, Annual Safety Training in both CT and MRI. MPC has developed documentation for compliance.
Researchers at UCLA have noted that the meteric of CTDI-vol and patient size noted as “water equivalent diameter” are useful in determining fetal dose from CT.
Medicare is implementing 5% cuts to CT reimbursements if NEMA XR-29 is not followed by January, 2016.
The SNMMI will present a “Voice Accredited” webinar on 04/23/15 on Radiation Safety in SPECT / CT and PET / CT.
The Canadian government announced that the NRU reactor at Chalk River would extends it’s operation until March, 2018.