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Successful IAEA Group Scientific Visit
(2016-11-15) Over a period of one week of October 17-21, 2016, Duke University in North Carolina, USA, engaged with 17 prominent international visitors from nine IAEA Member States from the region of Europe. The visitors included radiology department chairs, radiation technologists, and lead diagnostic medical physicists. Led by 15 Duke faculty members, the workshop included in-depth lectures covering topics of safety and quality in imaging with ionizing radiation, clinical practice rounds with focus on appropriateness, safety culture, and workflow, and safety-relevant demonstrations of the interplay of dose, image quality, and patient size in the context of CT, Fluoroscopy, and Radiography. The workshop took advantage of clinical and educational facilities at Duke Radiology and Medical Physics operations.
The group scientific visit was organized within the framework of the IAEA Technical Cooperation Regional project RER/9/135 “Strengthening Radiation Protection of Patients and Medical Exposure Control”.
International Day of Medical Physics
Open Forum with the President of the NCRP
New Grant on X-ray Scatter Imaging
Duke Hosting IAEA Scientific Visit
(2016-10-21) Members of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from nine different countries visited the Duke University on October 17-21. Over the course of their stay, they were trained by Duke Medical Center radiological professionals on imaging radiation protection through both didactic lectures and clinical practice. Participants had the opportunity to learn from Duke Medical Physics Graduate Program faculty, the Medical Radiation Center, CIPG, and the Department of Radiology about subjects such as optimization in x-ray imaging, safety workflow at Duke, and dose monitoring and management in the different modalities, in addition to attending a practicum at the Siemens facility in Cary. The clinical aspect of the visit involved trips to the Duke Hospital to observe the safety procedures in pediatric, abdominal, cardiothoracic, and neuro practice.