Newswise — In wake of the nuclear crisis in Japan, the American College of Radiology (ACR) has several radiation experts available for media interviews, including:

James H. Thrall, MD, president of the ACR and radiologist-in-chief, Massachusetts General Hospital

Richard L. Morin, PhD, chair of the ACR Safety Committee, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

James Hevezi, PhD, chair of the ACR Medical Physics Committee, Cyberknife, Miami, FL

Experts can answer questions regarding general radiation safety, radiation dose, radiation health risk(s) and the harmful effects of radiation.

Background on radiation exposure from natural sources and medical imaging exams is available at

For more information about radiation safety or to speak with an ACR spokesperson, please contact Heather Curry at or 703-390-9822.

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