[ RadSafe ] Study about medical rad exposure in children

Miller, Mark L mmiller at sandia.gov
Tue Jan 4 16:03:26 CST 2011

<snip>  Right now, he said there are few studies that can answer that question. "We need data on when they are necessary for clinical care," Dorfman said.

Steve...do you mean toxic dose of "deadly" radiation?  (Toxic is a journalistic non-quantifiable adjective.  I think it means "not so good for you", depending on who "you" are.)

The jury is clearly out on ALARA and CT scans.  It'll take a few years before the equipment costs are amortized, the novelty of this nifty new technology wears off and the latent cancers (if any) begin to appear.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Dapra [mailto:sjd at swcp.com] 
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 6:34 PM
To: radsafe at agni.phys.iit.edu
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Study about medical rad exposure in children

Jan. 3

	Here is a quote from a Reuters article about rad exposure in children.

"Radiation exposure became a major concern in October 2009 after the 
U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it was investigating more than 
2,000 cases in which patients received toxic doses of radiation 
during CT scans of the brain at a California hospital."  (I have 
omitted two hyperlinks.)

	What is a 'toxic dose' of radiation?

	Link to the article is:

Steven Dapra

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