[ RadSafe ] CT scans and cancer (more)

John Jacobus crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 1 15:59:25 CST 2007

I am sure many of us are familiar with Eric Hall's

"Dr. Hall is the author of five books. The best known
is "Radiobiology for the Radiologist," now in its 5th
edition, which is used by residents in Radiology and
Radiation Oncology preparing for board certification.
He has authored two books on radiation for the lay
person, "Radiation and life" (translated into French,
Arabic and Russian), . . . "

--- Steven Dapra <sjd at swcp.com> wrote:

> November 29, 2007
>          This is a link to the Columbia University
> news release about Drs. 
> Brenner and Hall's review article claiming that CT
> scans lead to increased 
> cancers.
>          The last paragraph of the release says,
> "Drs. Brenner and Hall 
> suggest in their paper's conclusion that these
> strategies could potentially 
> keep 20 million adults and, crucially, more than one
> million children 
> annually in the United States from being irradiated
> unnecessarily. They 
> stress, however, that in the majority of individual
> cases, the benefits 
> associated with a correct diagnosis through CT will
> far outweigh the 
> individual risk."
>          Drs. Brenner and Hall are at Columbia's
> Center for Radiological 
> Research and there is a link within the above link
> to the CRR.  Eric J. 
> Hall is the director of the CRR, and a consortium in
> Radiation Science and 
> Disaster Relief is being led by Dr. David J.
> Brenner.
> A course to be hosted by Dr. David Brenner on
> December 17, 2007, will 
> examine Radiological Science in the Context of
> Radiological Terrorism. This 
> course will feature seven speakers who will cover a
> wide range of 
> topics.  It will be held at the Research Auditorium
> in the New Research 
> Building at Georgetown University.  The link is: 
> http://www.cmcr.columbia.edu/cme/index.html  Link
> has schedule, faculty, 
> address, everything you need, including a link to
> register.  The course is 
> free, but requires registration.  (It is funded, at
> least in part, by the 
> Federal taxpayers via a grant.)
> Link to Dr. Hall with his training, CV, and some of
> his 
> papers. 
> Link to Dr. Brenner, with his training, CV, and a
> mountain of his papers, 
> available on line.  He even has a PowerPoint lecture
> on depleted 
> uranium.  It's near the bottom of the link. 
> http://www.columbia.edu/~djb3/
> Steven Dapra
> sjd at swcp.com

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-- John
John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
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