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Main Title Radiation protection guidance for diagnostic x rays.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Interagency Working Group on Medical Radiation.
Publisher The Agency,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA/520/4-76/019
Stock Number PB-290 156
OCLC Number 53895330
Subjects Radiation--Safety measures. ; X-rays--Safety measures. ; Radiation, Ionizing--standards. ; Radiation Protection.
Additional Subjects Health physics ; X ray irradiation ; Radiation protection ; Radiography ; Diagnosis ; Public health ; Recommendations ; Patients ; National government ; Dentistry ; Medical examination ; Guidelines ; Medical equipment ; Exposure ; Performance evaluation ; Diagnostic equipment ; Government agencies ; Environmental health ; Prescriptions
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-290 156 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, 35 pages ; 28 cm.
Abstract Because the per capita use of x rays in medicine and dentistry has expanded rapidly in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency undertook a program in 1974 to develop, in cooperation with Federal Agencies, guidance for reducing unproductive exposures to medical radiation in Federal facilities while maintaining high standards of health care. The report examines the elements of good radiography, the fundamental objective of which is to obtain optimal diagnostic information with minimum patient exposure. Achievement of this objective requires elimination of clinically unproductive examinations, the use of appropriate and properly functioning equipment, and the use of optimal technic by qualified operators. Recommendations are given in the report for the prescription and performance of medical and dental radiographic procedures. Twelve recommendations were developed from these and approved by the President on January 26, 1978 as Radiation Protection Guidance to Federal Agencies for Diagnostic X Rays (43FR 4377).
Notes "EPA 520/4-76-019." Includes bibliographical references (pages 29-35). Microfiche.
Place Published Washington :
PUB Date Free Form 1976.
Series Title Traced Federal guidance report ; no. 9
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20031212112727
Language eng
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 01006nam 2200289Ka 45020