Tags: US | Radiation | Scans | Safety

Medical Scan Makers to Install Radiation Controls

Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 11:23 AM

 

A trade group says manufacturers of high-tech medical scanners will begin installing safety controls to prevent patients from receiving excessive radiation.

The dosing checks, which are to be installed before the end of the year, will alert machine operators whenever the machine's settings exceed recommended levels. Each hospital and clinic will be able to preset the levels for their machines.

The announcement from the medical imaging industry's trade association comes two weeks after the Food and Drug Administration said it would begin working to prevent injury caused by excessive radiation scanning.

The agency says the average American's total radiation exposure has nearly doubled in the last three decades, largely due to next-generation imaging tests.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Dow Plunges 250 as January Finishes on Weak Note

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 16:22 PM

The stock market is sagging at the close as investors weigh a slowdown in the U.S. economy and corporate earnings.Januar . . .

Israeli Officials: Obama Gave Iran '80 Percent of What They Want'

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 15:55 PM

The Obama administration has reportedly agreed to most of Tehran's demands in talks on Iran's nuclear program, according . . .

Wisconsin Gov. Walker Previews Likely White House Theme

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 15:04 PM

Criticizing Washington as a city of power-hungry elites, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Friday offered a preview of his  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved