Could proposed EPA rule change lead to less stringent radiation exposure regulations?

por John R. Fischer, Senior Reporter | October 09, 2018
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Morrison urges providers to continue abiding by standard guidelines on radiation exposure, and to utilize resources at their disposal to further expand their knowledge on the subject for various procedures.

“The Image Wisely campaign was created with the objective of lowering the amount of radiation used in medically necessary imaging studies and eliminating unnecessary procedures," he said. "Image Gently raises awareness of the opportunities to lower radiation dose in the imaging of children. We would also recommend X-RAY Risk.com for its comprehensive approach to patient and provider education. Additionally, the Health Physics Society offers excellent resources on radiation safety and protection.”

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ASRT is currently reviewing the proposal to determine its impact on the ability of radiological technologists to provide safe and accurate care to patients and to protect themselves from unnecessary medical radiation exposure. Should that be the case, it plans to urge the EPA and congressional leaders to oppose the measure.

Calabrese did not respond for comment.

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