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.
On 01/09/15 The Joint Commission (TJC) released their revised standards for Diagnostic Imaging. As an MPC client you should note that we have been performing all of the noted requirements for you for many years prior to this release.
Bayer has halted production of Ra-223 due to fibers found in the final product. Resolution – resumption is expected soon but no date established.
The NRC is proposing to amend 10 CFR 20 to align with the ICRP Report 103 for Radiation Protection standards.
NRC has published for comment a proposed rule covering medical events for brachytherapy, training and establishment of Associate RSO.
The FDA has published a draft version of proposed guidance for “Informed Consent” for all IRB’s and research uses of FDA regulated entities. Comment period expires September 15, 2014.
Due to stakeholder feedback, which now requires further research, The Joint Commission (TJC) has delayed the implementation date for it’s revised Diagnostic Imaging Standards to July 1, 2015.