Category: Patient Safety

Patient Safety


NCRP Recommends Against Routine Gonadal Shielding

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.

Developing a Turnkey RSO: Why, When, and How

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.

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RSNA: Pregnant Women May Be at Risk

A small but concerning number of women are exposed to a commonly used MRI contrast agent early in their pregnancy, likely before many of them are aware that they’re pregnant, according to a study published in the journal Radiology.

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