ACR members appointed to medical isotope advisory committee

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has appointed two American College of Radiology (ACR) members to serve on its Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI), which advises NRC on policy and technical issues that arise in the regulation of medical uses of radioactive material in diagnosis and therapy. 

Christopher J. Palestro, MD, member of ACR’s guidelines and standards committee and musculoskeletal panel, has been appointed to replace retiring member Douglas F. Eggli, MD, as the committee’s nuclear medicine physician. Palestro is a professor of radiology at Hofstra University School of Medicine in Hempstead, New York in partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System.

Milton Guiberteau, MD, former president of the ACR and former chair of ACR’s nuclear medicine commission, was selected to fill a newly-created diagnostic radiologist position on ACMUI. Guiberteau serves as academic chief of diagnostic radiology and medical imaging, chief of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, and director of imaging services and women's care at St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston.