Posts tagged 'X-ray'

NIH demands radiation dose tracking

Posted: Sept. 29, 2010 | Tags: CT-scan, National Institutes of Health, X-ray

Americans are being exposed to more medical radiation than ever, however, no one is tracking the amount of radiation individual patients receive. Unlike medication information, radiation dose from diagnostic imaging is not part of a patient’s medical record. The National Institutes of Health plans to implement a new program to change that. The Clinical Center is poised to become the first facility in the country to purchase equipment that automatically records a patient’s radiation dose exposure and log it into an electronic medical record. Going forward, the Clinical Center will not purchase equipment without such capabilities. The new ...

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