Daily Bulletin 2016

NCI Image Perception Research

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

Researchers supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will be conducting studies on radiologic image perception in an open lab environment at RSNA 2016. RSNA meeting attendees can learn about this important area of research and, if they wish, participate in the studies as volunteers in this lab environment. Nine different laboratories from the U.S., Canada and Australia have been selected by NCI to conduct the radiological image perception studies.

The lab is equipped with four testing stations and eye tracking equipment and is staffed by laboratory personnel. Located in the back of the Learning Center (near the Resident & Fellow Lounge), the lab is open through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Attendees can sign up at https://goo.gl/joWhff.

Question of the Day:

The NRC dose limit for radiation workers is 50 mSv/yr. How much radiation do flight crews and astronauts get?

Tip of the day:

Typically, mammography units have an HVL of 1cm. This means that a woman with a 6cm thick compressed breast needs at least four times as much radiation as a woman with a 4cm thick compressed breast.

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