[ RadSafe ] interesting new question

Edmond Baratta edmond0033 at comcast.net
Fri Oct 29 16:14:58 CDT 2010

Hi Clayton:

It is probably illegal to X-Ray people at the Airports.  Otherwise, if you 
don't allow them to do it, they will feel you up.  Try 'feeling up anyone' 
and get away with that anywhere else.  Where is the ACLU when you need them.

Ed Baratta
Science Advisor (Radioactivity), FDA
edmond0033 at comcast.net
My opinion only!!

From: "Clayton J Bradt" <CJB01 at health.state.ny.us>
Sent: Friday, October 29, 2010 7:00 AM
To: <radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu>
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] interesting new question

> The use of x-ray producing devices is regulated by the states.  As was
> states previously, FDA has regulations for the manufacture of such
> devices, but the users of the devices do so under state authority.  In New
> York State, the public health law states (roughly) that it is illegal for
> anyone other than a licensed practitioner to apply ionizing radiation to
> humans.  Unless the operator of one of these backscatter vans is a
> physician, PA, dentist, podiatrist, or x-ray technician working under the
> direction of a physician, their use for irradiating humans is strictly
> forbidden.  The doses involved are irrelevant.  Furthermore, any medical
> professional ordering the use of x-ray equipment on humans for purely
> security reasons (i.e. no medical benefit to the patient) would probably
> risk loss of his/her license to practice.  More importantly, the resulting
> malpractice suits would bankrupt the insurance companies.
> Clayton J. Bradt
> Principal Radiophysicist
> NYS Dept. of Health
> Biggs Laboratory, Room D486A
> Empire State Plaza
> Albany, NY 12201-0509
> 518-474-1993
> IMPORTANT NOTICE: This e-mail and any attachments may contain confidential 
> or sensitive information which is, or may be, legally privileged or 
> otherwise protected by law from further disclosure. It is intended only 
> for the addressee. If you received this in error or from someone who was 
> not authorized to send it to you, please do not distribute, copy or use it 
> or any attachments. Please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail 
> and delete this from your system. Thank you for your cooperation.
> _______________________________________________
> You are currently subscribed to the RadSafe mailing list
> Before posting a message to RadSafe be sure to have read and understood 
> the RadSafe rules. These can be found at: 
> http://health.phys.iit.edu/radsaferules.html
> For information on how to subscribe or unsubscribe and other settings 
> visit: http://health.phys.iit.edu

More information about the RadSafe mailing list