2010 News & Events Archive

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NCRP Executive Director, Dr. David A. Schauer, traveled to Australia to lecture in the 4th Solid State Dosimetry Summer School

On June 30, 2010, a special session on NCRP activities was held at the 55th Annual Health Physics Society Meeting in Salt Lake City. The overview of NCRP reports and conferences by President Tenforde and 10 other presenters on recent and ongoing activities is now available

Congress requests that GAO conduct a study to evaluate the extent of physician self-referral arrangements for advanced imaging and radiation oncology services provided to Medicare beneficiaries and the effects of such arrangements on Medicare spending

World Health Organization: Medical imaging specialists call for global medical imaging referral guidelines

Draft NCRP report played a role in two requirements in the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act

NCRP Executive Director, Dr. David A. Schauer, made a presentation on “Medical Exposures of the U.S. Population: New Developments Since NCRP Report No. 160” at the 2010 American Statistical Association’s Conference on Radiation and Health in Annapolis


Colorado State University to House Warren K. Sinclair, NCRP President Emeritus, Collection

Dr. David Schauer made a presentation on “NCRP Activities Related to Radiation Protection in Medicine” at the 12th annual meeting of the Health Care Industry Advisory Council in Savannah

FDA Unveils Initiative to Reduce Unnecessary Radiation Exposure from Medical Imaging. Initiative to focus on three types of procedures with high radiation doses

2010 Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) International Guidelines Symposium, Pooling International Knowledge on Appropriateness in Diagnostic Imaging. CAR has been actively implementing and promoting the use of evidence-based guidelines to support appropriate use of imaging services in Canada

Evidence is mounting against unjustified uses of ionizing radiation in medicine. A recent white paper by Thomson Reuters reported that 20 to 50 % of high-tech scans like CT and PET should not have been done because their results did not help diagnose ailments or treat patients

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Urges Medical Facilities to Take Proper Precautions with X-Ray Equipment to Avoid Health Hazards

NCRP Report No. 142, Operational Radiation Safety Program for Astronauts in Low-Earth Orbit: A Basic Framework, is now available in Japanese. NCRP worked with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to make this Report available to Japanese scientists and administrators. Contact NCRP’s Executive Director, Dr. David Schauer for additional information

NCRP held a workshop on “Computed Tomography in Emergency Medicine: Ensuring Appropriate Use” on September 23-24, 2009

National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements – Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging offers free Interventional Radiology Dose Reduction and Patient Education Materials

NCRP and the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging Offer Free Parent Education Materials

2009 Annual Report, 2009 Year in Review

NCRP Strategic Program Plan for 2008-2010


Council elections held during the NCRP Business Meeting, March 9, 2010

2010 Annual Meeting

2010 Annual Meeting, Communication of Radiation Benefits and Risks in Decision Making, March 8-9, 2010, Bethesda, Maryland


34th Lauriston S. Taylor Lecturer, Charles E. Land, “Radiation Protection in an Uncertain World


7th Warren K. Sinclair Keynote Speaker, Vincent T. Covello, “Effective Risk Communication Before, During and After a Radiological Emergency: Challenges, Guidelines, Strategies and Tools “

Publications Press Releases

Council Highlights

S.Y. Chen and Thomas Tenforde published an article in the January 2010 issue of the Homeland Security Affairs Journal on the application of optimization principles in making decisions on the cleanup and restoration of sites damaged by an act of nuclear or radiological terrorism

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