[ RadSafe ] Article: Radiation oncology saves lives, but

John Jacobus crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 22 06:50:22 CDT 2006

Actually, most diagnostic exams are below, and very
much below, 10 mSv. 

The article is referring to machine output, or air
kerma.  Again, the effective dose is want should be

--- "Mccormick, Luke I" <luke.mccormick at dhs.gov>

> Interesting that the medicos are saying this about
> doses less than 0.01 Gy.
> Also interesting that a routine diagnostic exam is
> listed at 0.01 Gy
> While research has not conclusively found a concrete
>        link between radiation dose and cancer risk,
> Suit said
>        that one thing is clear -- radiation
> exposure, except
>        at low dose levels (0.01 Gy for a routine
> diagnostic
>        x-ray exam), is known to heighten cancer
> risk.

>From an article about physicians doing clinical studies: 

"It was just before an early morning meeting, and I was really trying to get to the bagels, but I couldn't help overhearing a conversation between one of my statistical colleagues and a surgeon.

Statistician: "Oh, so you have already calculated the P value?"

Surgeon: "Yes, I used multinomial logistic regression."

Statistician: "Really? How did you come up with that?"

Surgeon: "Well, I tried each analysis on the SPSS drop-down menus, and that was the one that gave the smallest P value"."

-- John
John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
e-mail:  crispy_bird at yahoo.com

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