Daily Bulletin 2016

RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation Celebrates #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

The R&E Foundation participates in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving.

Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday — a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours and activities that bring about real change in communities.

To meet the increasing demand for RSNA R&E Foundation grants, the Foundation launched the Inspire-Innovate-Invest Campaign in 2014. The Foundation seeks to raise $17.5 million to fund grants in radiologic research and education, bridging gaps in funding for promising investigators and educators.

Celebrate #GivingTuesday by making a donation to the Foundation today at RSNA.org/Foundation or by visiting the R&E Foundation booth in the Connections Center.

Question of the Day:

I want to buy a new mammography unit, but it has a tungsten target. Don't I need the characteristic x-rays from Molybdenum to have the optimal energy range for breast imaging?

Tip of the day:

Dose alerts are set for equipment as a complete unit. This means it may help prevent overdosing a patient, but it also means that the alert may kick in during a high-dose procedure like CT-fluoroscopy and interrupt imaging. Always make sure someone in the room has the password to override when performing high dose procedures on dose alert enabled equipment.

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