International – ICNIRP statement on medical diagnostic devices using NIR
ICNIRP published a statement on existing regulations and health risks for medical diagnostic devices using non-ionizing radiation (NIR). ICNIRP concludes that evaluation of health effects or safety risks for either patients or workers is difficult and needs research.
‘This statement reviews the range of diagnostic NIR devices currently used in clinical settings; documents the relevant regulations and policies covering patients and health care workers; reviews the evidence around potential health risks to patients and health care workers exposed to diagnostic NIR; and identifies situations of high NIR exposure from diagnostic devices in which patients or health care workers might not be adequately protected by current regulations’
More information on the ICNIRP statement is available here