NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

 

RADIATION PROTECTION ORGANISATIONS

International Atomic Energy Agency
http://www.iaea.org/
http://www.rpop.iaea.org

International Commission On Radiological Protection
www.icrp.org

International Radiation Quality Network
http://www.irqn.org/

International Radiation Protection Association
http://www.irpa.net/

 

International Societies

International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists
www.isrrt.org

International Society of Radiology
http://www.isradiology.org/

Radiological Society of North America
www.rsna.org

European Society of Radiology (ESR)

ESR would like to invite the members of Societies which are themselves members of the ISRRT to  join ESR as Associate Members for only EUR 10 per year by registering via the following link, which will be open for membership application 2010 starting January 4, 2010: http://www.myesr.org/membership
The benefits of the ESR Associate Membership include:

- Reduced registration rates for the ECR 2011 in Vienna, Austria

- Free electronic access to:

    The journal European Radiology and soon also Insights into Imaging
    EURORAD,
the largest peer-reviewed online teaching database of radiology – see myESR.org/eurorad
    EPOS (
electronic presentations shown during various congresses) - myESR.org/epos
    EDIPS (download
Microsoft® Office PowerPoint Presentations of ECR lectures) - myESR.org/edips
    ESR online Job Forum

- all activities of the European School of Radiology (ESOR) are offered exclusively to members of the ESR

- ESR electronic newsletter
- Calendar of European and international congresses


Forensic Societies

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF

FORENSIC RADIOGRAPHERS
www.iafr.org.uk

 

The Mesothelioma Center
http://www.asbestos.com/

Mesothelioma Radiation

In addition to chemotherapy and surgery, radiation therapy is one of the three most commonly used treatments for mesothelioma.

Radiation therapy makes use of a type of radiation called "ionizing radiation," which is used to kill existing cancer cells and control the growth of new cancer cells. Depending on the nature of the patient's condition and their type of asbestos cancer, radiation therapy may be used as a stand-alone treatment or may be used in conjunction with surgery or chemotherapy.

In addition, mesothelioma radiation may be used either as a curative treatment or as a palliative treatment. In the latter case, the purpose of radiation therapy is not to cure the patient, but simply to provide relief from pain and other symptoms of the cancer. This is often the case for mesothelioma patients that are prescribed radiation therapy.

There are three main types of radiation therapy: external beam radiotherapy, unsealed source radiation therapy, and brachytherapy. In most cases, only external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy are used to treat mesothelioma. The type of radiation treatment a patient receives depends on several factors, including the type of mesothelioma, the stage of the disease, and whether other treatment options are also viable.

For another great resource on mesothelioma, check out the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. Their community resource network connects patients and families with everything they need during the treatment process.

 

Helping Pleural Mesothelioma patients and their families find hope.


Click here for information: http://www.PleuralMesothelioma.com

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Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences, Inc.

http://www.aeirs.org/

Charity Commission
http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk

Association of Forensic Radiographers
http://www.afr.org.uk/

Imaging in Developing Countries - Special Interest Group
www.idcsig.org

 RSNA Education
International Radiology Outreach Resource
http://www.rsna.org/International/IROR.cfm

 Member Societies Websites

Nepal Radiological Society
www.nrs.org.np


 

Guidance and advice documents for the radiography workforce in the United Kingdom
The  Society and College of Radiographers has a comprehensive range of guidance and advice documents for the radiography workforce in the United Kingdom, a list of publications is available on their website at  https://www.sor.org/learning/document-library

For further information email christinaf@sor.org



         www.ismrm.org                              

On January 1, 1994, the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and the Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging merged to form the Society of Magnetic Resonance (now named the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine). The first annual meeting of the merged Society was held in Dallas, Texas, USA, in March 1994.  The most recent annual meeting was held in Berlin, Germany, 19-25 2007.

The merged International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine is an international, nonprofit, scientific association whose purpose is to promote communication, research, development, and applications in the field of magnetic resonance in medicine and biology and other related topics and to develop and provide channels and facilities for continuing education in the field.  Its multidisciplinary membership of over 6,000 consists of clinicians, physicists, engineers, biochemists, and technologists.

In addition to its large scientific meetings, the Society holds workshops and publishes two journals, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and a newsletter, MR Pulse.  It also sponsors study groups on specific areas of scientific interest and chapters based on geographical location

www.ismrm.org/smrt/

Section for Magnetic Resonance Technologists (SMRT) was founded to provide
a forum for education, information, and research
in the field of magnetic resonance. The primary objective of the SMRT is to
advance the education and training for MRI/S technologists worldwide.  The SMRT
is committed to promoting the communication and dissemination of information
regarding current and emerging technological advances to its members.

MANCHESTER MEDICAL SOCIETY
(Registered Charity No 222800)
C/o
John Rylands University Library, Oxford Road,
Manchester M13 9PP
www.mms.org.uk

The John Rylands University Library
Over 4 million printed items and the largest collection of electronic resources in the UK

www.library.manchester.ac.uk

REGULATORY ORGANISATIONS

The Health Professions Council
http://www.hpc-uk.org/

E U Regulation of Professions
http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/qualifications/links_en.htm#dialoguecitizens

System for accrediting vocational education and training in Europe
http://www.ecvet.net/

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATIONS

World Health Organisation (WHO)
www.who.org

WHO Department of Essential Health Technology
http://www.who.int/eht/areas/en

WHO Bulletin
http://www.who.int/bulletin/en/index.html

Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO is the international public health agency of the Inter-American System and also serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the WHO)
http://www.paho.org/english/paho/What-PAHO.htm

 

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EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

American Society of Radiologic Technologists
The ASRT Learning Center, provides current, online learning activities of all varieties. Whether your interest is in specialty-specific education or you want to improve your interpersonal skills, the ASRT Learning Center offers a course catalog with hundreds of self-directed learning activities developed by subject matter experts in all specialties.
www.asrt.org/olc

International Society of Radiologists
Virtual Congress site which can be accessed via the ISR website at:  
www.isradiology.org 

"MedcyclopaediaTM " gives you unmatched abilities to obtain quick answers, polish your skills and save time while solving everyday problems...
www.medcyclo.com

MedPixa free resources, sponsored by the Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD, USA.
http://rad.usuhs.mil/

Database Homepage
http://rad.usuhs.mil/medpix/medpix_home.html

List of CME Cases:
http://rad.usuhs.mil/medpix/parent.php3?mode=cow_list&dx=2#top

Tropical Medicine
http://tmcr.usuhs.mil/


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