Friday, October 1, 2010

Medical Imaging Radiation Over-Exposure Update

On September 7, we reported a dramatic story discussing numerous incidents of over-exposure to radiation through routine diagnostic CT scans, documented across 3 hospitals in the US, but probably endemic across most radiology departments in the nation. Since that date, over-exposure to radiation has been discovered in 5 additional hospitals.

Today Governor Schwarzenegger of California signed a bill requiring radiology departments to record radiation from CT scans and report to patients and prescribing doctors in cases of over-exposure. The FDA has also broadened it investigation, and is expected to publish its conclusions soon. Congratulations to the New York Times for breaking this important story.

Original New York Times story
Original ConsumerPla.Net story

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