Clinicians must be addressed in EPA radiation guidance, experts say

06/10/2013 | CardiovascularBusiness.com

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its radiation protection guidance for X-ray procedures to better address effects on operators and staff members. "[W]e encourage the EPA to focus more on the risks to operators and staff that are involved in these procedures," the group's president, Dr. Theodore A. Bass, wrote in a June 3 letter to the agency. "Their radiation safety and the orthopedic injuries that are related need to be considered more thoroughly by the EPA."

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