Wondering What Became of the Fluoroscopy Safety Rule? Texas Fluoroscopic Radiation Safety Update The Texas Administrative Code Part 289.227 went into effect on May 1, 2013 requiring classroom training for physicians performing Fluoroscopically Guided Interventional (FGI) procedures because of the increased use of fluoroscopy and the resultant radiation injuries. Multiple studies across the United States documented the increase in the utilization of imaging procedures and … Continue reading Wondering What Became of the Fluoroscopy Safety Rule?
At least half of America was caught by surprise with the outcome of the presidential election. Why? Because they relied on the media and other people to tell them what was going on. This blog is my attempt to keep you posted on what is going with the Sunset Commission that might affect your MRT licensure at the Texas Medical Board. You may read the … Continue reading The Sunset Commission Makes Recommendations Affecting MRTs Again!
We all probably know the 2001 horrifying story of the 6-year-old in New York who was killed when a nurse brought an oxygen tank into the MRI suite and the magnet pulled it into the bore by way of the child’s skull. But do you know about the patient who was injured from a nurse’s scissors that flew out of her pocket into the patient’s … Continue reading Safety Zones? What Safety Zones?
While I was busy growing up, the US Army Corps of Engineers was building a nuclear powered research center 800 miles from the North Pole in Greenland. In this climatically hostile environment which features a mean temperature of minus ten degrees F and has recorded temperatures of minus 70 degrees and 125 mph wind, they built an underground city powered by a portable nuclear reactor. … Continue reading Radioactive Waste at Secret Nuclear Site in Danger?