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Medical radiation in India, 1 in 5 devices not certified safe

X-ray, CT scan, MRI units: only 1 in 5 certified radiation-safe – Express India Pritha Chatterjee : Jul 01, 2010 Only 21 per cent of the radiological diagnostic machines in Maharashtra are registered with the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) for following radiation safety norms, as per the institution’s estimates.“We have 655 registrations in Maharashtra so far. A survey we conducted two years back indicated that there are 3000 X-ray units, including CT scanners, operating in the state,” said Dr S A Hussain, Head, Radiological Safety Department at AERB.The countrywide figures are more alarming: only 4,000 machines have so far been registered with the organisation, when the same survey found 60,000 machines operating surreptitiously.X-ray, CT scan, MRI units: only 1 in 5 certified radiation-safe – Express India

July 2, 2010 - Posted by | India, safety | , , ,

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