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2012-04-17 23:04:27

After peer review by the American College of Radiology and the American Society for Radiation Oncology, Abington Memorial Hospital's Radiation Oncology Department is Awarded Three-Year Accreditation. Abington, PA (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 The Rosenfeld Cancer Center at Abington Memorial Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology...

2012-04-02 20:58:13

According to a study in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, the department of radiology at the University of Colorado in Denver has developed a convenient, pocket-sized reference card to communicate the effective doses and radiation risks of common adult radiologic exams to referring physicians and patients. The Adult Dose-Risk Smartcard is part of the department's ongoing efforts to ensure safe medical imaging. The Adult Dose-Risk Smartcard is intended to...

2012-04-02 20:56:47

The secondary cancer risk from multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) scans is low among older adults, according to a study from Stanford University in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. MDCT is a high-speed imaging technique that is commonly used to diagnose a variety of diseases and conditions. Evidence shows that MDCT scanning offers important benefits through more accurate diagnosis and better disease management in a range of medical disorders....

2012-03-01 13:10:06

Residency training requirements in competencies related to radiology business practice and health care policy have been in place for more than a decade. However, a recent study, published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, suggests curricula addressing these items still seem to be in a stage of acceptance and development. "The United States has been experiencing a period of rapid changes in health care delivery and financing. Institutions and...

2012-03-01 13:08:47

A medical school in Ireland has successfully implemented a radiation protection program, improving knowledge of radiation protection among medical undergraduates, according to a study in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Although the increased use of diagnostic imaging has resulted in faster, more accurate diagnosis, better assessment of therapy response, and early detection of complications, there has been a great deal of scrutiny of its increasing use....


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