[ RadSafe ] Doctors unaware of CT radiation risks

Bailey, Pete Pete.Bailey at fpl.com
Thu Oct 14 07:36:56 CDT 2010

I really don't find that 'fact' bothersome . . . 

 . . . I'm sure med HPs don't know a lot about pharmacology, for example.

What is disturbing . . .
 . . . I sense (I'm not in med HP) the med hps are not 'consulted' prior
       to the Drs discussion with a patient on 'routine' CT & MRI.

I would be more upset if the sonologist(?)  wasn't sure, or thought 'yes', 
relative to ultrasound procedures involve ionizing radiation.

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of stewart farber
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2010 1:37 AM
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Doctors unaware of CT radiation risks

A link is shown below to a disturbing, recently published study of how many 
physicians underestimate CT rad risks, and how many think MRI, and ultrasound 
procedures involve ionizing radiation! See:


Stewart Farber, MSPH
Farber Medical Solutions, LLC
Linac & Rad Protection Instrument Brokerage

Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 441-8433 [office]
website:  www.farber-medical.com
e-mail:    farber at farber.info
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