MPC News Flash

NRC Seeks to Revise I-131 Patient Release - The NRC is seeking public comment on a number of issues regarding patient release of patients treated with Sodium Iodide-131 in order to revise a patient information brochure and patient release regulations in 10 CFR 35.75. Comment period ends 02/16/15. 11/24/15

ACR Publishes Patient Dose Chart - The American College of Radiology has published a "Patient Dose Chart" intended to better communicate with both patients and attending physicians regarding radiation dose from various exams. 11/10/15

Shine Gets Initial NRC Approval - Shine Medical Technologies has received NRC approval for a construction permit for their facility to produce Mo-99. 10/26/15

MRI Annual Safety Training - CT Annual Safety Training - The Joint Commission (TJC) requires in their revised Diagnostic Imaging Standards, Annual Safety Training in both CT and MRI. MPC has developed documentation for compliance. 08/27/15

CT Fetal Dose Calculation - Researchers at UCLA have noted that the meteric of CTDI-vol and patient size noted as "water equivalent diameter" are useful in determining fetal dose from CT. 07/17/15

CT Reimbursement Cut Possible- Medicare is implementing 5% cuts to CT reimbursements if NEMA XR-29 is not followed by January, 2016. 04/06/15

TJC Revised Diagnostic Imaging Standards - On 01/09/15 The Joint Commission (TJC) released their revised standards for Diagnostic Imaging. As an MPC client you should note that we have been performing all of the noted requirements for you for many years prior to this release. 01/09/15


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