California radiologists will be required to incorporate
radiation dose levels in their reports under a measure signed into
law Thursday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The measure requires that radiologists include in their reports
the dose length product or the CT dose index if the machine is able
to calculate it.
Radiologists have never had to do that before, according to Don
Stockett, a plaintiff’s attorney who consulted on the
measure. He anticipates that other states will follow suit.