Health care providers urge less radiation


December 6, 2010

MSNBC.com

A safety campaign to stop the overuse of medical radiation on patients may lead to more review of protocols, more accreditation of imaging facilities and more widely shared standards on proper radiation doses, according to an expert panel at a radiology meeting Thursday.

The first step in the Image Wisely campaign, which launched this week, is a pledge — signed so far by nearly 700 health-care providers — to use the least radiation necessary for a procedure... Read More