The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) has released Statement No. 13, NCRP Recommendations for Ending Routine Gonadal Shielding During Abdominal and Pelvic Radiography, which offers a roadmap for moving away from the long-held practice—including suggestions for revising state and local regulations.
Category: Patient Safety
Corticosteroid injections used to treat osteoarthritis pain in the hip and knee may be more dangerous than previously thought, according to a special report published in the journal Radiology.Read More
Regulatory requirements in the medical radiation equipment and materials sector range far and wide, but one trend persists: the number of requirements and their complexity increases every year. Staying on top of such regulations is where radiation safety officers (RSOs) fulfill a vital role.Read More
A novel imaging technique that uses a synthesized form of scorpion venom to light up brain tumors has shown promise in a clinical trial. Specifically, the imaging system enables neurosurgeons to better see malignant growths that often are difficult to fully eliminate.Read More