CT scan manufacturers to install radiation controls


March 2, 2010

USA Today

WASHINGTON (AP) — A medical imaging trade group said Thursday that manufacturers of CT scanners will begin installing safety controls to prevent patients from receiving excessive radiation.

The dosing checks, which will begin rolling out before the end of the year, will alert machine operators whenever the machine's settings exceed recommended levels. Hospitals and clinics will also be able to set maximum dosing levels for their machines... read more