Health care is a highly regulated industry, but medical imaging isn't as regulated as one might expect. Most of the regulations center around breast imaging, which was recognized nearly two decades ago as an area that needed to be standardized and regulated at the federal level.

But imaging professionals are starting to see an increased focus on safety, particularly in efforts to avoid overexposure of radiation, says Matthew Morgan, M.D., assistant professor of radiology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

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