Frequent Questions

Why doesn't this guidance include recommendations for nuclear medicine or radiation therapy?

Nuclear medicine and radiological pharmaceuticals are regulated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and NRC agreement states. NRC agreement states are states that have signed formal agreements with the NRC authorizing them to regulate certain uses of radioactive materials within their states.

Radiation therapy requires precise dose management in order to appropriately treat patients. Although high, the radiation doses used in radiation therapy are deemed necessary for treatment.

The Interagency Working Group focused on diagnostic and interventional x-ray technologies, where there is the greatest potential to reduce unnecessary exposure.

Learn more about Federal Guidance Report No. 14 and view related materials. 

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