State Regulatory Issues
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The Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc. (CRCPD)
The CRCPD is a nonprofit non-governmental professional organization dedicated to radiation protection. CRCPD promotes cooperative enforcement programs with federal and state agencies and its members are radiation professionals in state and local government who regulate the use of radiation sources. CRCPD promotes uniformity of radiation control laws and regulations.
The ACR is readily available to be a resource for programs that highlight the importance of high standards of quality in radiation protection programs and radiation safety education.
At the CRCPD annual meeting, the College hosts a reception to thank the leadership for their continued support of programs that contribute to radiation control and their efforts in ensuring uniformity of radiation control laws and regulations. The College also invites its members to present plenary papers and participate in the ACR topical symposium that covers current issues in radiology, accreditation and radiation safety.
The Nationwide Evaluation of X-Ray Trends (NEXT)
The NEXT program evaluates the radiation doses patients receive during diagnostic X-ray examinations. Each year, NEXT picks a different radiological examination for study and then collects radiation exposure data from a sample of U.S. clinical facilities.
The ACR works with the CRCPD in protecting radiation workers, patients and the public from unnecessary radiation exposure. This cooperative program helps to ensure appropriate levels of exposure while protecting the quality of images. In support of this training effort, the ACR makes an annual contribution to NEXT activities.
The ACR looks forward to the evolution of the project and hopes collaborative efforts on the NEXT project continue to ensure appropriate levels of patient exposure, obtaining highest quality images, and improving overall patient care.