[ RadSafe ] Radiation Protection Guidance document published

Tupin, Edward Tupin.Edward at epa.gov
Thu Apr 4 14:25:35 CDT 2013


On April 3, 2013, a Notice of Availability for Federal Guidance Report No. 14, Radiation Protection Guidance for Diagnostic and Interventional X-ray Procedures, was published in the Federal Register (Vol 78, issue 64, pages 20103 - 20104). Comments are being collected until June 3. An interagency work group of physicians, dentists, veterinarians, medial physicists, and health physicists has been working on this guidance for several years. It replaces Federal Guidance Report No. 9 from 1976, and updates the guidance to include digital radiography, computed tomography (CT), and interventional fluoroscopy. Per capita medical radiation doses have been climbing rapidly in recent years, and while this increase is associated with a favorable benefit to risk ratio, there remains great opportunity for reducing individual patient doses. This guidance will help federal health care facilities reduce patient doses without compromising patient care. It is hoped that private sector facilities also will find this guidance useful.

Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-1064, by one of the following methods:

*         www.regulations.gov<http://www.regulations.gov>: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.

  *   Email: to a-and-r-docket at epa.gov<mailto:a-and-r-docket at epa.gov>
  *   Fax: (202) 566-1741
  *   Mail: Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 6102T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460
Michael Boyd, Radiation Protection Division, Mail Code 6608J, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC, 20460; telephone number: 202-343-9395; email address: boyd.mike at epa.gov.

Edward A. Tupin
Center for Radiological Emergency Management
Office Location:
1310 L. ST., NW
Washington, DC 20005
Office: (202) 343-9383
Mobile: (202) 253-8206

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