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Medical scan makers to install radiation controls

AP/Yahoo News, February 26, 2010
The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance, a medical imaging trade group, announced that manufacturers of CT scanners will begin installing safety controls to prevent patients from receiving excessive radiation. The dosing checks, which will begin rolling out before the end of the year, will alert machine operators whenever the machine's settings exceed recommended levels. Hospitals and clinics will also be able to set maximum dosing levels for their machines.