American College of Radiology (ACR) members and staff discussed potential collaborative opportunities relating to radiation protection education and monitoring while attending the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) May 8–11 in Scottsdale, AZ.
The CRCPD and ACR often work in partnership to achieve mutual goals of radiological protection for the public and patients. For the ACR, Eugenia Brandt represented the government relations staff, and Priscilla Butler and Pamela Platt spoke for the College’s quality and safety unit. ACR staff presented an overview of the College’s activities to CRCPD Executive Director Ruth McBurney and board members.
ACR members also addressed the CRCPD general membership. Philip Devlin, MD, FACR, addressed safety issues relating to electronically generated low energy radiation sources. Richard Geise, chair of the ACR Commission on Medical Physics, described state and federal regulations governing fluoroscopy dose management.