08/19/2021: Penny F. Butler M.S., FAAPM, FACR, FSBI receives the AAPM's Marvin M.D. Williams Professional Achievement Award!
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The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) is comprised of over 250 of the world’s leading radiation experts. The ICRP are the keepers of the System of Radiological Protection, but the System exists for those who use it to protect patients, workers, the public, and the environment. Collaboration with the people it impacts the most is essential.
Over the next decade, the ICRP will work together to develop the next fundamental recommendations that will shape radiation-related policy, practice, guidelines, and regulations around the world.
The Keeping the ICRP Recommendations Fit for Purpose paper is a key step in that process. Through many conversations over the last couple of years and ICRP experience, this paper summarizes the topics being considered for the future of radiation protection (RP).
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2020 Butterfly Award
Congratulations to the 2020 Butterfly award recipient: Donald L. Miller, MD, FSIR, FACR
"Honoring your many years of globally recognized expertise and service in promoting informed radiation use for both adults and children that have improved the science and practice of medical imaging and image-guided procedures."
November 30, 2020 - Image Gently Alliance
To see previous Butterfly Awards....
2020AwardsCeremonyProgram Penny Butler Page 32.pdf (imagegently.org)
08/09/2021: Effect of X-ray spectrum on size-specific dose estimates (SSDEs) for paediatric and adult patients undergoing CT scans
The AAPM Communicating Advances in Radiation Education for Shielding CARES committee has recently made available several modules discussing patient and fetal shielding. The following link will take you to the site where information includes an introduction to the effort which includes a self-assessment and other related material. The four modules are: 1) Fetal and Gonadal Shielding During Radiography 2) Gonadal Shielding: Historical Perspectives 3) Fetal Shielding 4) Factors that Reduce the Effectiveness of Gonadal Shielding. CARES Committee Releases Education Modules about Patient Gonadal & Fetal Shielding
Low-dose CT of paediatric paranasal sinus using an ultra-low tube voltage (70 kVp) combined with the flash technique
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A children’s book entitled, Learning about X-rays with Lula and Ethan is based on one young child, Ethan, getting a head CT after having a minor playground injury. Read more here....