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.
- 184.108.40.206A Technical Staff Required Training and Experience (MRI)
- 220.127.116.11A Technical Staff Required Training and Exerience (CT)
- 18.104.22.168A Technical Staff Required Training and Experience (CT)
View the standards and comment.
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.
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.
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.”