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This study was supported by the following government agencies:

Contract No. 200-2005-13434, TO 26 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Contract No. HHSF2232008100201, TO 19/HHSF22301017T Food and Drug Administration
Contract No. IOMHP060002-01-00 Department of Health and Human Services

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Cover: Image titled “Drop in the Bucket,” courtesy of Dr. Aaron Sodickson (Brigham and Women’s Hospital). Drops signify the exposure of patients who undergo medical imaging exams that utilize ionizing radiation; exposure may vary by amount and frequency. The workshop explores how tracking radiation exposure from medical diagnostic procedures can improve health care.

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