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2014-03-12 23:25:09

Dade Moeller Corporate Secretary and Executive Vice President William (Bill) E. Kennedy, Jr., has been elected to the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) Board of Directors; he also will serve on the finance committee. RICHLAND, Wash. (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Corporate Secretary and Executive Vice President William (Bill) E. Kennedy, Jr., has been elected as a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) Board of Directors. In...

2012-03-07 10:57:18

The number of cancer survivors in the United States has tripled since 1971 and yet gains in survival have come at the price of second malignancies and cardiovascular disease, according to a long-awaited report by a national scientific committee chaired by Lois B. Travis, M.D., Sc.D., of the University of Rochester Medical Center. The Journal of the National Cancer Institute is publishing a detailed summary online March 6, 2012, and will publish the summary in hard copy on March 13. The...

2011-03-16 13:46:53

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has begun to use whole-body imaging scanners as a primary screening measure on travelers passing through airport security checkpoints. One type of scanner employs millimeter wave technology, which delivers no ionizing radiation. However, the second type of scanner currently deployed at airports uses backscatter X-rays that expose the individual being screened to very low levels of ionizing radiation. In the April issue of Radiology, two...

2009-03-03 11:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2006, Americans were exposed to more than seven times as much ionizing radiation from medical procedures as was the case in the early 1980s, according to a new report on population exposure released March 3rd by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) at its annual meeting in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2006, medical exposure constituted nearly half of the total radiation exposure of the U.S. population from all...