The FCC has asked for comment on a waiver request filed by Veroscan, Inc., which makes an RFID system for detecting surgical equipment accidentally left behind in the patient.

Veroscan wants to operate at 25 W EIRP (over the current limit of 4 W EIRP) while scanning the patient in an operating room, for periods not to exceed six minutes.

Comments are due on December 13 and reply comments on December 28.

The FCC public notice and the Veroscan request can be accessed by clicking on their respective links.