June 9: Changes to X-Ray Equipment Protections Proposed

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The government introduced new legislation that would update requirements for the use of X-ray equipment to better protect patients and healthcare providers. The proposed legislation would include:

  • Updated requirements for registration and sites for use of X-ray equipment, CT scanners, PET scanners and other similar equipment
  • Updated radiation dose limits for workers and the public
  • Specific requirements for the use and maintenance of equipment as well as quality assurance programs
  • Updated requirements for protective equipment
  • Modernized inspection authority for radiation safety inspectors.