Diagnostic Ionizing Radiation Exposure (DIRE) Act
Proposed legislation requiring clinicians to preemptively inform patients about the risks and side effects associated with ionizing radiation in diagnostic medical tests in an effort to reduce cancer and disease caused by ionizing radiation.
REQUIRE DOSE EDUCATION
TEACH DOSE EFFECTS
SET DOSE LIMITS
MANDATE DOSE LIMITS
PRESCRIBE DOSE LIKE MEDICINE
MEASURE DOSE IN REAL TIME
MONITOR DOSE DELIVERY
ASSESS DOSE SCATTER
STORE DOSE EXPOSURE
RESEARCH DOSE DATA
REPORT DOSE ERRORS
TRACK DOSE CANCERS
I want the right to choose what happens to my body. If I don't want DIRE from a CT, a mammogram or an x-ray, I shouldn't be forced into it. The DIRE Act aims to give me, and all of us, that right.
Tackle radiation induced disease
Tackle radiation induced cancer and disease caused by DIRE
Increase the patient’s right to choose safer diagnostic exams.
Reduce the carbon footprint from medical diagnostic testing
Improve risk vs. benefit ratio
Protect pregnant women & children
Collect and correlate data to improve the risk vs. benefit calculation for medical radiation
Increase research towards radiation protection for pregnant women