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In Brief: Diagnostic x-ray performance standard

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Diagnostic x-ray performance standard: FDA publishes advance notice of proposed rulemaking on amendments to the x-ray standard in the Dec. 11 Federal Register. Possible changes include replacing the quantity "exposure" with the quantity "air kerma," requiring all fluoroscopy systems to display the air kerma and air kerma rate, and avoiding excessive exposure to "non-useful beam striking the patient." FDA floated changes to the performance standard at a meeting of the Technical Electronic Product Radiation Safety Standards Committee in April ("The Gray Sheet," April 21, p. 7)...
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