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February 22, 2017

ACR Updates NEMA XR-29 FAQs to Help Providers Meet CMS Guidance

Beginning January 1, 2017, CT equipment not in compliance with all four attributes of the NEMA XR-29 Standard became subject to a 15 percent per scan technical component reduction. The American College of Radiology’s recently updated NEMA XR-29 (MITA Smart Dose) Standard: Frequently Asked Questions in the Radiology Safety section of the ACR website help clarify the latest on compliance verification by accrediting organizations and acceptable certificates.

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