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American College of Radiology

The 34,000 members of the American College of Radiology include radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians. The ACR has devoted its resources to making imaging safe, effective and accessible to those who need it. The mission of the ACR is to serve patients and society by maximizing the value of radiology, radiation oncology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine and medical physics by advancing the science of radiology, improving the quality of patient care, positively influencing the socio-economics of the practice of radiology, providing continuing education for radiology and allied health professions and conducting research for the future of radiology.

Review Date: December 15, 2011

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American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is the only major medical society in the United States devoted entirely to education and research in medical diagnostic ultrasound. Founded in 1951, AIUM works to coordinate the efforts of researchers, clinicians, and engineers by providing a forum for interaction among these groups. The Institute is supported through yearly dues from its over 8,000 members. AIUM dues provide educational materials on the various applications of ultrasound in medicine, including uses for diagnosis, and biological research.

Review Date: February 05, 2009

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breastcancer.org

Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. The organization's mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives.

Review Date: July 26, 2012

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Cancer Hope Network

Cancer Hope Network is a nonprofit organization established in 1981. It provides support for patients and families dealing with cancer and cancer treatments. The program offers personal one-on-one support for people undergoing all treatments for cancer. The support is provided by over 300 trained and certified volunteers who have survived the treatment themselves and understand the fears and concerns the patients encounter. The Network's services are free and confidential.

Review Date: January 09, 2009

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NIH National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NCI is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. It coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

Review Date: August 03, 2011

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Society for Vascular Medicine

The Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology comprises a variety of health professionals working in the field of vascular medicine and vascular technology. The society's mission is to: promote and advance the disciplines of Vascular Medicine and Vascular Biology; stimulate the formation of Vascular Medicine training programs and to foster formal vascular research and educational activities for medical students, residents, and fellows; promulgate standards for post-graduate continuing medical educational criteria; promote the establishment of clinical Center-of-Excellence for the diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases and to promote optimal standards of care; and provide an advisory role to educational institutions, government agencies, and health care policy makers.

Review Date: January 27, 2012

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Society of Interventional Radiology

This site provides information for both patients and professionals on the uses of interventional radiology, including new technology to treat uterine fibroids.

Review Date: November 20, 2008

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