[ RadSafe ] Re: Propagandizing Parents about CT?

John Jacobus crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 29 12:49:18 CST 2006

Dr. Long,

When you dispense or prescribe medication to a
patient, does it not entail some risk?  Do you care
about exposing your patients to any additional risks?

Have you ever told your children, or told your
children to have their children exposured to more
radiation?  If not, why not?  Do you and your spouse
get more "Vit R," whatever that is?

--- howard long <hflong at pacbell.net> wrote:

> NO Injury is cited to support "RISK!"
>   This misinformation may be depriving the children
> of "Vit R".
>   It certainly gives unsupported fear of actually
> beneficial doses of radiation received in the course
> of Nuclear Power Installations, with job loss for
> HPs.
>   Howard Long
> John Jacobus <crispy_bird at yahoo.com> wrote:
>   At
> Teaching parents about CT risks might pare
> unnecessary
> scans in kids
> 12/28/2006
> By: Eric Barnes
> Doctors rarely tell parents about the radiation
> risks
> associated with CT imaging of pediatric patients,
> and
> understandably so. Time is in short supply. The
> subject is complex, potentially troubling for
> parents,
> and could lead to overconcern -- even to the
> detriment
> of necessary imaging exams.

On Nov. 26, 1942, President Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline 
rationing, beginning December 1.   

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

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