||Recommendations on guidance for technic to reduce unnecessary exposure from x-ray studies in Federal health care facilities : [background] report /
||United States. Interagency Working Group on Medical Radiation. Subcommittee on Technic of Exposure Prevention.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Interagency Working Group on Medical Radiation, Subcommittee on Technis of Exposure Prevention,
Radiology, Medical--Practice--United States. ;
Hospitals--United States--Radiological services. ;
Health facilities--United States. ;
X-rays--Study and teaching. ;
Health physics ;
X ray analysis ;
National government ;
Medical equipment ;
Performance standards ;
Quality assurance ;
Medical personnel ;
Health care requirements ;
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||iv, 37 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency formed an Interagency Working Group on July 5, 1974, to develop guidance to reduce unnecessary radiation exposures from the use of x rays in the healing arts in Federal health care facilities. The consensus of this group was that it is desirable and possible to reduce exposure from diagnostic uses of x rays by: (1) eliminating clinically unproductive examinations, (2) assuring the use of optimal technic when examinations are performed, and (3) requiring appropriate equipment to be used. As a result of this consensus a Subcommittee was formed to examine the use of equipment and technic to perform medical and dental x-ray examinations and to make recommendations for guidance to assure that diagnostic quality radiographs are produced with minimal patient exposure. The recommendations made herein are believed to be basic to assuring that these considerations are met in Federal health care facilities.
Includes appendix. Includes bibliographical references (pages 33-37). Item 431-I-1.