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February JACR Features Significant Articles Regarding Radiation Safety

(AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY) -- February Issue of JACR Features Significant Articles Regarding Radiation Safety

NIH Takes Step to Assess Any Possible Risk Associated With Low-Dose Radiation Exposure
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center are incorporating radiation dose exposure reports into the electronic medical record, an effort that they hope will lead to an accurate assessment of whether any cancer risk is associated with low-dose radiation exposure from medical imaging tests.

Epigenetics Could Help Researchers Determine Any Risks Associated With Low-Dose Radiation
There remains a lack of consensus amongst the medical and scientific communities about any cancer risk from low level radiation, particularly low-dose radiation delivered from computed tomography (CT) scans. However, the study of epigenetics may play a role in determining whether or not future trends of diseases can in fact be linked to utilization of CT.

Videoconferencing: An Effective Way for Residents/Fellows in Rural Areas to Attend Essential Courses
A study found that videoconferencing is a practical and effective way for residents/fellows in rural areas to attend practice-based learning courses and obtain continuing medical education (CME) credits, required by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), without the cost and inconvenience of long distance travel.
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