[ RadSafe ] medical scans and risk

Brennan, Mike (DOH) Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV
Fri Nov 30 15:44:21 CST 2007

I completely agree with the conclusion in this piece, but I think that
the net benefits are actually even higher when viewed in Life-Years
lost, as many of the X-ray, CT, etc. procedures have a (theoretical)
risk that is in the distant future (in the tens of years, often),
whereas the life saving/improving benefit much sooner; in the several of
hours, in the case of trauma.  Hard to fit them on the same scale.

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Subject: [ RadSafe ] medical scans and risk


Pat Zanzonico has provided a piece to this discussion that we have been
waiting for a long time. See the link below.








Michael G. Stabin, PhD, CHP
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