Radiation Therapy Saves Lives, but Not Without Risk

Medical radiation, used to diagnose and treat patients, has saved countless lives in this country. But some doctors now warn that more needs to be done to ensure that the technology is used more safely. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said earlier this month that it wants to issue new safety requirements for manufacturers of CT scan machines and fluoroscopic devices to help reduce unnecessary radiation exposure. The FDA proposal focuses on CT, nuclear medicine studies and...Full Story
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