[ RadSafe ] Medical X-ray Doses prior to 1960.

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Wed Aug 24 14:38:12 CDT 2011


You might contact the FDA (see below). They took over regulation  of medical x-ray devices in the 70's, I believe. Their predecessor, the USPHS Bureau of Rad Health (it had several names over the years), did some studies of patient doses from typical radiography procedures; these studies were underway in the early 60's. I don't know if they have any data from prior years or  not.

Bruce Mann

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-----Original Message-----
From: Otto G. Raabe <ograabe at ucdavis.edu>
To: radsafe <radsafe at agni.phys.iit.edu>
Sent: Wed, Aug 24, 2011 3:17 pm
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Medical X-ray Doses prior to 1960.

August 24, 2011
I am looking at some information about radiation doses for abdominal 
edical X-rays in the 1950's.
Although these may have been single radiographs, I suspect that the 
oses were relatively high and not recorded in the patients' medical records.
I'm trying to locate some data or estimates about these pre-1960 
edical X-ray doses.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
rof. Otto G. Raabe, Ph.D., CHP
enter for Health & the Environment
niversity of California
ne Shields Avenue
avis, CA 95616
-Mail: ograabe at ucdavis.edu
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