The IAC Seeks Public Comment on Standards Changes

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) is seeking comments from the radiologic community on its proposed accreditation standards for MRI and CT facilities. The following standards are open for public comment.

  • 1.4.1.4A Technical Staff Required Training and Experience (MRI)
  • 1.4.1.6A Technical Staff Required Training and Exerience (CT)
  • 1.4.1.7A Technical Staff Required Training and Experience (CT)

View the standards and comment.

Women May Avoid Mammography Screening Due To Fear Of Radiation Exposure

Findings from a new study by the research team at UCLA indicates a need to educate patients on the amount of radiation they are exposed to during a single screening mammogram. Misinformation and misunderstanding about the risks associated with ionizing radiation creates a heightened concern and fear among patients, and may result in avoidance of screening that can detect early cancers.

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MRI Shows Disrupted Connections In The Brains Of Young People With ADHD

A new study has found that children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) have disrupted connections between different areas of the brain that are evident on resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rfMRI). These findings, which are published online in the journal, Radiology, help provide objectively accurate, early diagnosis of the disorder that affects about 5% of children.

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Working With MRI Machines May Cause Vertigo

According to a new study, hospital and research staff who work in rooms with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines sometimes report experiencing vertigo, a metallic taste or nausea.

The study was performed by Risk Assessment Sciences at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. It is not clear why workers experience the symptoms; however, Hans Kromhout who worked on the study says, “Patients are not going to be exposed to these effects.”

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