[ RadSafe ] Fwd: X-Ray Art: A Deeper Look at Everyday Objects

Chris Alston achris1999 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 12 09:48:55 CST 2014

Hi Andy

Many states (a good central reference point is the Suggested State
Regs of the CRCPD) do have regs such as these from the Washington
Administrative Code (WAC) Title 246-225:

(g) Persons shall not be exposed to the useful beam except for healing
arts purposes. Only a licensed practitioner of the healing arts shall
authorize an exposure to the useful beam. This requirement prohibits
deliberate exposure for the following purposes:
(i) Exposure of an individual for training, demonstration, or other
purposes unless there are also healing arts requirements and proper
prescription is provided;
(ii) Except for mammography performed by registered facilities on
self-referred patients, the exposure of an individual for the purpose
of healing arts screening without prior written approval of the state
health officer; and
(iii) Exposure of an individual for the sole purpose of satisfying a
third party's prerequisite for reimbursement under any health care
plan, except for exposure required under medicare provisions.

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From: KARAM, PHILIP <PHILIP.KARAM at nypd.org>
Date: Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] X-Ray Art: A Deeper Look at Everyday Objects
To: "The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing
List" <radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu>
I agree that there SHOULD be some sort of benefit - but I can't think
of any regs that say that there MUST be a benefit to the person being
x-rayed. And, for that matter, I'm sure there are many who would feel
that producing a work of art is a net benefit to society that would
justify a very low dose to an informed person. And, again, the person
being x-rayed might indeed receive a benefit - albeit psychological
rather than medical - from having their foot displayed in a gallery
Personally, I think it's sort of nutty - but I don't think that it's
forbidden by the regs.

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