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Hospital accreditors in USA call for limiting radiation technology

Hospitals urged to reduce radiation exposure, ABC Local August 25, 2011 (WLS) –– In a new alert, an accrediting group is urging hospitals to find new ways to reduce patient’s exposure to repeated radiation doses.

 The Joint Commission wants hospitals to pay more attention to risks of long term damage, including cancer, from too many imaging tests that use radiation, such as CT scans.

The commission’s president says diagnostic tests are often necessary but must be used with caution.One of the recommendations is using imaging other than CT scans such as ultrasound or MRIs when possible.–

August 26, 2011 - Posted by | health, USA

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