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Main Title Recommendations on guidance for diagnostic x-ray studies in Federal health care facilities : [background] report /
CORP Author United States. Interagency Working Group on Medical Radiation. Subcommittee on Prescription of Exposure to X rays.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Interagency Working Group on Medical Radiation, Subcommittee on Prescription of Exposure to X rays,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA/520/4-76/002
Stock Number PB-258 167
OCLC Number 05177161
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Radiology, Medical--Practice--United States. ; Hospitals--United States--Radiological services. ; Health facilities--United States. ; X-rays--Study and teaching. ; Radiography--standards. ; Radiography, Dental. ; Hospitals--Radiological services. ; Health physics ; Radiation dosage ; Diagnostic agents ; Exposure ; Medical examination ; Recommendations ; Control ; Health care facilities ; Federal facilities
Additional Subjects Radiology ; X rays ; Health physics ; Radiography ; Radiation dosage ; Diagnostic agents ; Exposure ; Medical examination ; Recommendations ; Control ; Health care facilities ; Federal facilities
Internet Access
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http://www.epa.gov/radiation/docs/federal/520-4-76-002.pdf
http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=9100GEKR.PDF
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 520-4-76-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/27/2014
EJBD  EPA 520-4-76-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/26/2014
EKAD  EPA 520/4-76-002 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 05/07/1999
ERAD  EPA 520/4-76-002 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 07/16/2012
NTIS  PB-258 167 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation iii, 33 p. ; 28 cm.
Abstract
One of the most significant aspects of good medical care is the use of x-rays to diagnose and define the extent of disease or physical injury. The per capita use of x-rays in medicine and dentistry has expanded rapidly in the United States due to wider availability of services, new equipment, and an increase in sophisticated diagnostic examinations. Although many procedures now produce less exposure per film, the increased number of procedures has increased the radiation exposure to the population. The most important factor in reducing radiation exposure is to eliminate clinically unproductive procedures. The factors involved in accomplishing this goal were examined by the Subcommittee on Prescription of Exposure to X-rays which was made up of physicians, dentists, and physicists from the three military services, the Veterans Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 32-33).