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What is a medical device or radiation emitting product?


A medical device is:

"an instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, contrivance, implant, in vitro reagent, or other similar article that is intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease." Medical devices can be anything from thermometers to artificial hearts to at-home pregnancy test kits.

Radiation-emitting products include such things as microwave ovens, televisions, sunlamps, medical and baggage inspection x-ray machines, lasers, CT/MRI scans, diagnostic ultrasound, laser light shows and bar code scanners.




Last Reviewed: 04/23/2008