[ RadSafe ] CT Risk/Benefit analysis by Maccabee - Great DVDfor meeting
franz.schoenhofer at chello.at
Mon Aug 2 15:27:03 CDT 2010
What happened to this criminal? Was he hanged publicl y or was he just
told not to do this again??????? Due to the many "Westeners" at the cinema
we know very well, that horse thiefs were hanged immediately - whether they
were guilty or not..... The same was of course for people who killed others.
Expecting a reasonable answer
Franz Schoenhofer, PhD
Von: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] Im Auftrag von
HOWARD.LONG at comcast.net
Gesendet: Montag, 02. August 2010 21:42
An: Clayton J Bradt
Cc: Jane Orient; radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Betreff: Re: [ RadSafe ] CT Risk/Benefit analysis by Maccabee - Great DVDfor
Howard Maccabee, PhD, MD radiation oncologist,
needed thousands of CTs to accurately locate cancers
he burned out (prostate, breast, etc).
He responded to, "one of the most important -- but most frightening
-- articles I've read " in "Cancer Risks Associated with CT Scanning"
Dachs, American Family Physician, 81,2,1/15/10, 111-114, referring to
Computer Tomography - An Increasing Source Of Radiation Exposure,
Brenner, NEJM 2007,;357,22.
Entertain and enlighten a meeting of health physicists with
his half-hour presentation (DVD available from;
DDP 1601 N. Tucson Blvd # 9 Tucson AZ 85716,
ddponline.org, or 520 325 2680).
For example, new background radiation data adds
av. 20 mSv (0.2rem) from radon, so 1 CT has < 2 years
of usual background radiation - and where most radiation - least cancer.
Maccabee refutes, with excellent slides, the Brenner-Dachs fearmongering.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Clayton J Bradt" <CJB01 at health.state.ny.us>
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Sent: Monday, August 2, 2010 6:53:08 AM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Latest installment from NYT on the CT brain perfusion
The techs are taking a beating on this, but its the docs and the
physicists who screwed up. Of course we are talking about diagnosing a
stroke in progress so the pressure to use the technique even in doubtful
situations must be overwhelming. Still, not understanding the output
parameters of the new equipment is unforgivable.
Clayton J. Bradt
NYS Dept. of Health
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