DHHS

Department of Health and Human Services

DOD

Department of Defense

DOE

Department of Energy

DOT

Department of Transportation


EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

ERDA

Energy Research and Development Agency


FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FR

Federal Register

FRC

Federal Radiation Council


GAO

General Accounting Office


HCFA

Health Care Financing Administration


JCAE

Joint Committee on Atomic Energy


NRC

Nuclear Regulatory Commission


OMB

Office of Management and Budget

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration


PHS

Public Health Service


RPC

Radiation Policy Council


VA

Department of Veterans Affairs

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS


ICRP

International Commission on Radiological Protection

ICRU

International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements


UNSCEAR

United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation

LEGISLATION AND EXECUTIVE ORDERS


AEA

Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as Amended


ERA

Energy Reorganization Act of 1974


MQSA

Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992


RCHS

Radiation Control for Health Safety Act of 1968


SMDA

Safe Medical Device Act of 1991

MISCELLANEOUS


ADE

Adverse drug event

ALAP

As low as practicable

ALARA

As low as reasonably achievable

ALI

Annual limit on intake


BRC

Below regulatory concern


CABG

Coronary artery bypass graft

CT

Computed tomography



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