[ RadSafe ] " -overradiated by CT scans"

HOWARD.LONG at comcast.net HOWARD.LONG at comcast.net
Wed Feb 10 10:34:41 CST 2010

" NY Times -  more than 300 patients in four hospitals were overradiated by powerful CT scans used to detect strokes. The overdoses were first discovered last year at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where patients received up to eight times as much radiation as intended. 

"The errors occurred over 18 months and were detected only after patients lost their hair." 

What would happen with 8x sunbath or UV tanning salon exposure or dose of coumadin (rat poison taken by millions to save thousands of lives from clots)? Smell burning skin or write obituaties, instead of hair loss! 

This radiophobia is pretext to expand larceny of government, which now increases salaries while private pay is cut! I believe those hospitals will suffer reputation harm far more safety-inducing than oppressive "oversight". 

How about the millions of people scared out of CTs in cancer-inhibiting doses that would detect unsuspected kidney cancer, dubious brain clots, etc. (10 to100 mSv)? 

Howard Long, family doctor, Pleasanton CA 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kyle Harness" <kharness at ohmartvega.com> 
To: radsafe at radlab.nl 
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 6:55:39 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific 
Subject: [ RadSafe ] (no subject) 



Some food for thought for my fellow Radsafers.  Looks like the FDA is 
finally addressing all of the over-exposures that occur daily in this 


Kyle Harness 

Radiation Safety Officer 

Ohmart/VEGA Corp. 

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Cincinnati, Ohio 45209 USA 

[tel]  513.272.0524 ext. 211 

[cell]  513.432.4504 

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