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AAPM -  The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is a member society concerned with the topics of medical physics, radiation oncology, imaging physics, and radiation protection.

      ACR -  The American College of Radiology is an organization of more than 32,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists,
      and clinical medical physicists in the United States.  The ACR has devoted its resources to making imaging safe, effective and accessible to those who need it.


      ALARA Meeting reference materials - reference materials from past ALARA meetings.

        • The ALARA Concept in Pediatric Imaging: Oncology.  Pediatr Radiol. 2009 Nov;39(11):1142-6. doi: 10.1007/s00247-009-1404-5. Epub 2009 Sep 30.  PMID:19789861[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
        • The ALARA Concept in Pediatric Imaging: Building Bridges Between Radiology and Emergency Medicine, Frush DP, Frush KS.  The ALARA concept in pediatric imaging:  building bridges between  radiology and emergency medicine:  consensus conference on imaging safety and quality for children in the emergency setting, Feb. 23-24, 2008, Orlando, FL - Executive Summary.  Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Nov;38 Suppl 4:S629-32. 
        • The ALARA Concept in Pediatric Interventional and Fluoroscopic Imaging, Strauss KJ, Kaste SC.  The ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) concept in pediatric interventional and fluoroscopic imaging:  striving to keep radiation doses as low as possible during fluoroscopy of pediatric patients - a white paper executive summary.  Pediatr Radiol.  2006 Sep;36 Suppl 2:110-2.
        • The ALARA Concept in Pediatric CR/DR - Dose Reduction in Pediatric Radiographic Exams, Willis CE, Slovis TL.  The ALARA concept in pediatric CR and DR:  dose reduction in pediatric radiographic exams - a white paper conference exectutive summary.  Pediatr Radiol.  2004 Oct;34 Suppl 3:S162-4.
        • The ALARA Concept in Pediatric CT - Intelligent Dose Reduction.  Multidisciplinary conference organized by the Society for Pediatric Radiology.  August 18-19, 2001.  Pediatr Radiol.  2002 Apr;32(4):217-313.    
       

      ARRS - The American Roentgen Ray Society, founded in 1900, is the first and oldest radiology society in the United States. The society has been a forum for progress in radiology since shortly after the discovery of the X-ray and is dedicated to the goal of the advancement of medicine through the science of radiology and its allied sciences. The goal of the ARRS is maintained through an annual scientific and educational meeting and through publication of the  American Journal of Roentgenology.  

      ASRT - The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) is the largest radiologic science association in the world, representing more than 126,000 members who perform medical diagnostic imaging procedures or plan and deliver radiation therapy. The Society’s mission is to provide radiologic technologists with the knowledge, resources and support they need to improve patient care.

      CRCPD - Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc. is a Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection and a nonprofit organization of individuals that regulate and control the use of radioactive material and radiation sources.

      FDA - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a federally run agency responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health. 

      National Cancer Institute - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of eight agencies that compose the Public Health Service (PHS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.

      RSNA - The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is a professional membership society committed to excellence in patient care and medical imaging through education and research. The RSNA has more than 40,000 medical imaging professional  members, including radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and allied scientists. 

      SPR  - The Society  for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) is a professional medical organization dedicated to being the leader in advancing pediatric health care through medical imaging and image-related therapy. 

      SPR Board member, Dr. Sue Kaste developed two document with numerous radiation safety references:

A Virtual Symposium sponsored by the University of California was held on May 8 - 10, 2013.  This is an educational opportunity for Radiologists, Radiologic Technologists, and other medical professionals.  Click here to view information on this excellent educational program.