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Medical Radiation Exposure of the U.S. Population Greatly Increased Since the Early 1980s
Date:3/3/2009

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NCRP is working with some of its partners like the American College of Radiology (ACR), World Health Organization and others to address radiation exposure resulting from the significant growth in medical imaging and to ensure that referrals for procedures like CT and nuclear medicine are based on objective, medically relevant criteria (e.g. ACR appropriateness criteria).

This year marks the 80th anniversary of NCRP's founding and the 45th anniversary of its charter from the U.S. Congress under Public Law 88-376.

A limited number of prepublication copies of Report No. 160 will be available during the NCRP annual meeting on March 2-3, 2009. The final Report will be available from the NCRP website, http://NCRPpublications.org, in both soft and hard copy formats.


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