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Benefits of membership of ISRRT
In recognition of dose-conscious radiographers and to support radiation dose management awareness, the ISRRT is giving one radiographer the opportunity to become the ISRRT DoseWise Radiographer of the Year, encouraging radiographers from around the world to share best practices. The selected Radiographer of the Year will be invited to present their case at RSNA 2015 to the Radiology Advisory board hosted by Philips.
The contest is now open for entry until September 30, 2015. Any practicing radiographer who is a citizen of an ISRRT Member Country or an Associate Member of the ISRRT is eligible for participating.
Go to www.philips.com/dosewise-contest for official rules, full details, and entry form.
The issue in brief
With the planned shutdown of the NRU reactor at Chalk River scheduled for 2016, there has been increased concern and media attention to the potential for isotope shortages in the short and medium term. As Technetium-99m (99mTc) is used in over 80% of nuclear medicine procedures - more than 30 - 40 million examinations worldwide yearly- this product is clearly crucial to the practice of nuclear medicine. Ongoing reliable supply of this critical isotope is under threat. According to a recent OECD report1, "Current global irradiation and processing capacity is predicted to be insufficient over the period analysed for reliable 99Mo/99mTc supply, even with all producers operating under normal conditions…"For more information click on: http://www.camrt.ca/publicationsandinformationresources/mediacentre/camrtadvocacyonisotopesupply/
Above: Donna Newman, ISRRR Director of Professional Practice, Stewart Whitley, ISRRT Treasurer
See "News Story"
President Fozy Peer has set up a subcommittee from the ISRRT Board to formulate an ISRRT response to the Bonn call to Action.
The subcommittee comprising of Donna Newman, Alain Cromp and Stewart Whitley reviewed the ISRRT previous and current activities linked to the Bonn Call to Action as well as determining various suggested actions which are deemed necessary in the future when planning ISRRT activities.
Attached is the result of this exercise which will be discussed at the forthcoming ISSRT Board meeting January 2015 after which ISRRT priorities will be published.
Click here for document: ISRRT Bonn Call for Action.pdf
The RPoP Website (Number 80) has been updated as follows
World Radiography Day 8th November 2011
ISRRT Board and CEO 2010 - 2014
RADIOGRAPHY as a Career - presentation available
If you wish a copy of the above presentation please email the Chief Executive Officer, Sandy Yule firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
"International Access to Learning" Pilot program
*** Further information can be found by clicking on the main menu item 'International Access to Learning' Pilot program or click http://theonlinelearningcenter.com
Expansion of the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists collaboration with Philips on diagnostic radiography e-learning project for developing countries worldwide.
Image Gently Campaign www.imagegently.org/
"Pause and Pulse in Pediatric Fluoroscopic Imaging"
New campaign to be launchd 14th February 2011
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