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California Tightens Oversight of CT Scans
New York Times

California’s governor has signed tough new legislation tightening oversight of diagnostic CT scans, largely in response to the overdosing of hundreds of patients who underwent brain scans for stroke in 2008 and 2009. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill on Wednesday that will require hospitals and clinics to record radiation doses for CT scans and to report any overdoses to patients and their doctors.