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Radiology trade group members back dosage safeguards
Modern Healthcare

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance, a trade and lobby group representing radiology equipment manufacturers, said its membership has adopted an industrywide commitment to add new radiation-dose safeguards to CT machinery. The initiative calls for manufacturers to install a dose-check feature onto CT machines, which will alert operators when a screening or diagnostic procedure would exceed the established reference-dose level. Individual hospitals and imaging centers would set the level at which the warning would appear for specific procedures.