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HERCA and the U.S.A Food and Drug Administration sign a Memorandum of Understanding

3 May 2012

The Association of the Heads of the European Radiological protection Competent Authorities (HERCA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the field of radiation protection.

HERCA and FDA share a mutual interest in promoting initiatives related to radiation protection in general and in particular those aiming at optimizing radiation dose from medical imaging and reducing unnecessary radiation exposure to patients from Computed Tomography (CT).

The Memorandum of Understanding signed on 1 February 2012 formalizes HERCA’s and FDA’s intention to collaborate in areas of mutual interest, providing a framework for coordination and collaborative efforts between the Parties in these areas.

For more information: http://www.herca.org/herca_news.asp?newsID=20