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September 19, 2014

Nuclear Agency Adjusts Radiation Treatment Rules

A variety of regulatory agencies supervise the delivery of health care. Perhaps the most overlooked agency is the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The NRC is responsible for monitoring the safety in the use of radiation treatments using radioactive byproduct materials.

The nuclear agency on Monday issued proposed rules and guidance on the medical use of nuclear materials. The rules include changes to reporting on a medical event during certain cancer treatments, plus training and certification requirements for medical physicists, radiation safety personnel, and nuclear pharmacists.

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