What’s All This Noise About Radiation Safety Training?

I have been frequently heard to say that among the things you are never supposed to debate with your friends and family are sex, money, religion, and Radiation Hazards!! It is a very controversial subject with social, theoretical, and political consequences.  There are 2 sides of the fence: 1. every bit of radiation should be avoided or 2. radiation is actually good for you. I … Continue reading What’s All This Noise About Radiation Safety Training?

Ouch! DBT Accreditation is here!

The long awaited Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) accreditation process is here and not without controversy.  Although DBT was approved by the FDA in 2011, facilities are operating under the temporary FDA Certificate Extension Program.  The purpose of the temporary “stop-gap” program was to provide an avenue for new technology to be legally used under the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) while the accreditation programs were … Continue reading Ouch! DBT Accreditation is here!

New Expert Consensus Document Provides Best Practice for Radiation Safety

Radiation-based procedures are increasing in frequency with all the associated inherent risks. A new expert consensus document from the American College of Cardiology (ACC), Heart Rhythm Society, North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society for Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, in collaboration with Mended Hearts, was published on May 2, 2018. It is a 69 page document and can be found … Continue reading New Expert Consensus Document Provides Best Practice for Radiation Safety