ERIC Number: ED065054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
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Research Training in Radiology.
National Inst. of General Medical Sciences (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Radiology today is a major clinical specialty of medicine in terms of the number and complexity of patient examinations, and the financial resources, physician manpower, and supporting personnel required for performing its functions. It reached its present status because it provides accurate methods of diagnosis for so many diseases. However, this progressive expansion in radiological patient service and nuclear medicine has not been accompanied by a similar growth in manpower. Compared with the impressive amount of ongoing clinical activity in these specialties, the effort and support of research in these fields have been meager. To strengthen these areas of concern, it is recommended that: (1) greater research support be provided for new radiological methods and new developments in instrumentation; (2) increased emphasis be put on support for improved educational methods for instruction in radiological sciences; (3) greater emphasis be put on research in improving the efficiency of radiological examinations; (4) research be conducted in the areas of the development of newer methods for radiation detection and new radioactively-labeled compounds for medical application; (5) recruiting efforts be maximized to draw promising young men into the field. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of General Medical Sciences (NIH), Bethesda, MD.