Tag Archives: Radiation

Initiatives help to reduce radiation exposure from imaging exams

National campaigns encouraging the more judicious use of radiological studies are having an impact in reducing Americans’ medical radiation doses. That’s the findings of a new report from the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, which was released this week. The results indicate the effectiveness of national initiatives—in particular, The Image Gently and Image… Read More »

Skin cancer risk in athletes: The dangers of ultraviolet radiation

The dangers of ultraviolet radiation exposure, which most often comes from the sun, are well-known. Speaking at The Physiological Society’s Extreme Environmental Physiology conference next week, W. Larry Kenney, Penn State University, will discuss how broad its effects can be, from premature aging to cancer, and how this can be influenced by different skin tones… Read More »

Radiation oncology workforce study indicates potential threat to rural cancer care access

An inside look into America’s radiation oncology workforce finds that gender and race gaps have narrowed slightly, although persistent and growing geographic disparities point to a need for more equity in access to radiation therapy care. The survey, which drew responses from more than 1,100 physicians across the country, finds that fewer radiation oncologists are… Read More »