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UNITED STATES: To Detect Pulmonary Tuberculosis Among Detainees, ICE Will Administer 200,000 Chest X-Rays Annually


Government Security News (07.10.2013)

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials who oversee enforcement removal operations for detained immigrants released a statement of objectives on July 9. The statement detailed their desire to find a small business to administer approximately 200,000 chest X-rays annually to detainees at ICE facilities across the country, to quickly screen and detect active TB among these individuals. X-ray images could be captured at one location and sent to another through tele-radiology, and would need to be integrated with ICE’s electronic Health Records system. The small business would have to analyze X-rays and provide a response to the agency within four hours.


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