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FDA concerned about excess radiation in medical tomography

FDA issues radiation exposure guidelines WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has issued interim recommendations to address concerns about excess radiation exposure in medical facilities. The FDA said its recommendations are part of an ongoing investigation into cases of excess radiation occurring during computed tomography perfusion brain imaging.

Federal officials issued an initial safety notification in October after learning of more than 200 patients who were exposed to excess radiation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles during an 18-month period. Officials said they have also received reports of possible excess radiation from other states……

December 9, 2009 - Posted by | health, USA | , , , ,

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