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DEP Urges Medical Facilities to Take Proper Precautions With X-Ray Equipment to Avoid Health Hazards
Date:3/3/2010

dure carries some risk. Patients should consult their doctor if they have concerns when referred for diagnostic or therapy X-ray procedures.

"We highly recommend that medical facilities remain vigilant and committed to identifying and implementing equipment and procedural improvements that may reduce yet optimize radiation exposure, and enabling patients to continue receiving high-quality, safe and effective medical care."

DEP licenses and registers approximately 10,000 facilities that use medical diagnostic and therapeutic X-ray equipment.

For more information, visit www.depweb.state.pa.us, keyword: Radiation.

Media contact: Tom Rathbun, 717-787-1323

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