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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Radiation-Emitting Products

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A facility’s x-ray unit has a single AEC detector that may be moved to any of three positions along the chest wall to nipple midline of the breast. It cannot be placed under all areas of the breast. Would this meet the intent of the regulation?

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Yes. It is not necessary that the AEC detector be mobile over the entire area of the breast.

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