NIH calls on firms to equip scanners with radiation-tracking software

02/1/2010 | Reuters

The NIH has published a policy that would require imaging equipment makers to equip their CT machines and other radiation-generating scanners used at the agency's clinics with software that gathers and records a patient's radiation dose in an electronic health record. The policy is in response to patients' concerns about studies linking repeated exposure to imaging exam-related radiation to an increased risk of cancer, one of the officials at the NIH Clinical Center said.

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