[ RadSafe ] Low-Dose Radiation Exposure: NIH Takes Step To Assess Any Possible Risk

Cary Renquist cary.renquist at ezag.com
Mon Feb 1 20:25:20 CST 2010

Perhaps Cameron is (posthumously) getting his population study... 

Cary.renquist at ezag.com

Low-Dose Radiation Exposure: NIH Takes Step To Assess Any Possible Risk

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center
are incorporating radiation dose exposure reports into the electronic
medical record, an effort that they hope will lead to an accurate
assessment of whether any cancer risk is associated with low-dose
radiation exposure from medical imaging tests, according to an article
in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of
Radiology (JACR). The electronic medical record allows for the storage,
retrieval, and manipulation of one's medical records.
"While these steps themselves are not sufficient to allow
population-based assessment of cancer risk from low-dose radiation, they
are nonetheless necessary to begin a data set for this determination.
The accumulation of medical testing doses of hundreds of thousands of
individuals in the United States over many years will ultimately be
necessary. We encourage all medical imaging facilities to include
similar requirements for radiation-dose-reporting outputs from the
manufacturers of radiation-producing medical equipment," said Bluemke.

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