CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateUNITED STATES: To Detect Pulmonary Tuberculosis Among Detainees, ICE Will Administer 200,000 Chest X-Rays Annually
By Jacob Goodwin
July 15, 2013
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.