FDA To Require New Safety Measures for Radiation Scans
On Tuesday, FDA announced plans to increase regulation of three of the most potent forms of medical radiation partly in response to radiation overdoses reported at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles last year. The agency plans to require manufacturers of CT scanners and other imaging devices to include new safety controls in their products to prevent patients from receiving unsafe doses of radiation.
- "FDA To Increase Oversight of Medical Radiation" (Bogdanich/Ruiz, New York Times, 2/9).
- "FDA Aims To Rein in Radiation-Based Medical Scans" (AP/Los Angeles Times, 2/9).