The Brazilian College of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging (CBR) became aware of Law 7,700 / 17, which makes the use of cervical radiological protectors mandatory for radiological examinations in the State of Rio de Janeiro.
The CBR, as a representative institution of Brazilian Radiology, and the Rio de Janeiro State Association of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging (SRad-RJ) regret that they were not sought in the process of drafting and approving this law.
Regarding this topic, the CBR had already issued an opinion in 2016, based on scientific evidence and in accordance with the guidance of international radiological entities, through which it reinforces that the use of the neck protector may even interfere with the quality of certain exams, harming the patients.
In the constant concern to offer the best assistance to the population, as representatives of the radiological community, the CBR and SRad-RJ are seeking ways to put into discussion, in the relevant forums, the rules provided for in the referred Law, valid in the State of Rio de Janeiro. .
Dr. Manoel de Souza Rocha
Dr. Alair Augusto SMD dos Santos
CBR Vice President
Member of the board of SRad-RJ
Dr. Leonardo Kayat Bittencourt
President of SRad-RJ
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