April 2, 2010

FDA Directive To Reduce Excessive Radiation Exposure During Medical Imaging Procedures

(3/31, DeNoon) reported. "In a sometimes contentious two-day meeting, the FDA has put forward its plan to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure from CT scans, nuclear medicine studies, and fluoroscopy."

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FAQ: Radiation Risk From Medical Imaging:

These medical imaging techniques represent only about a fourth of imaging tests that expose U.S. patients to radiation but they expose patients to nearly 90% of the radiation they get from medical imaging.

How much radiation does a person get from medical imaging?

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