Daily Bulletin 2016

Margulis Award Presented Today

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

The Alexander R. Margulis Award for Scientific Excellence, an annual award recognizing the best original scientific article published in Radiology, will be presented during today's plenary session. The award is named for Alexander R. Margulis, MD, a distinguished investigator and inspiring visionary in the science of medical imaging. After the presentation, copies of the award-winning article will be available in the Membership & Resources area 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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