July 06, 2023

NRC Seeks Comments to Inform Emerging Medical Technologies Rulemaking

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published for public comment the regulatory basis corresponding with its long-anticipated, future “Emerging Medical Technologies (EMT)” rulemaking.

The purpose of NRC’s future EMT rulemaking is to establish better pathways into normal NRC regulation for mature EMTs previously regulated via periodically revised guidance. It will likely address uses of strontium-82/rubidium-82 generators, yttrium-90 microsphere brachytherapy and certain radiation therapy EMTs that have matured and are potentially ready for set regulatory requirements.

Public feedback on NRC’s questions will inform future rulemaking. The comment period deadline is Oct. 31.

American College of Radiology® (ACR®) members interested in providing feedback for ACR’s comments can contact Michael Peters, ACR Senior Government Affairs Director. Individuals can also review the regulatory basis and comment on the questions from their own perspectives on Regulations.gov.