Launch of Initiative to Reduce Unnecessary Radiation Exposure from Medical Imaging
MedSun: Newsletter #46, March 2010

FDA Press Release

The FDA announced an initiative to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure from three types of medical imaging procedures: computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine studies, and fluoroscopy. These procedures are the greatest contributors to total radiation exposure within the U.S. population and use much higher radiation doses than other radiographic procedures, such as standard X-rays, dental X-rays, and mammography.

Additional Information:

FDA Press Release. Launch of Initiative to Reduce Unnecessary Radiation Exposure from Medical Imaging. February 9, 2010.
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/UCM200085

FDA Radiation Emitting Products website. Initiative to Reduce Unnecessary Radiation Exposure from Medical Imaging. February 23, 2010.
http://www.fda.gov/Radiation-EmittingProducts/RadiationSafety/RadiationDoseReduction/ucm199904.htm


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