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Medical imaging safety legislation introduced
Modern Healthcare

Bipartisan legislation that aims to improve patient safety by setting minimum federal standards for operators of medical imaging equipment was introduced in the Senate this week.

Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) on Monday introduced the Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Act of 2012 (PDF), which would require imaging-device operators to meet education, certification and licensure requirements set by organizations designated to do by so HHS.