Daily Bulletin 2015

Join ARR in Supporting NIH Imaging Research

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015

Attendees can help preserve the future of National Institutes of Health (NIH) research by visiting the Academy of Radiology Research (ARR) booth throughout RSNA 2015 to send critical emails to members of Congress.

Academy of Radiology Research (ARR) booth

NIH is the world's premier medical research institution. In fact, the innovative technologies that are seen throughout RSNA's exhibit halls are emblematic of NIH's impact on patient care and public health. NIH has long supported the basic science foundations of imaging science, including the physics, chemistry and engineering advances that have unlocked the power of imaging diagnostics.

Over the past decade, translational imaging has built upon these efforts to deliver meaningful clinical solutions that are saving lives and improving human health. In order for this record of progress to continue, Congress must provide a strong level of funding to the NIH, and RSNA 2015 attendees have the opportunity to help make this happen.

Emails from constituents are an important part of the Academy's virtual grassroots advocacy campaign to support medical research.

"Attendees can simply scan their badge and our system will determine their members of Congress and send a letter to each of their three legislators here in Washington," said Renee Cruea, M.P.A., executive director of the ARR. "No other medical specialty has a meeting of this capacity. The imaging community can really make a difference during a critical time. A strong number of letters from RSNA attendees would have a large impact on Capitol Hill."

Stop by the ARR booth located in McCormick Place's Grand Concourse, near the Starbucks and Help Center. Scan your badge, or use a laptop, iPad or your own mobile device to email members of Congress, or contact Congress via the ARR's grassroots advocacy website, action.imagingcoalition.org.

Question of the Day:

What is a safe dose for a radiation worker's lens?

Tip of the day:

Marking the floor of fluoroscopy exam rooms can help keep staff aware of radiation, especially for personnel like speech pathologists who may be less aware of radiation dose regions than radiology personnel.

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