[ RadSafe ] Study about medical rad exposure in children

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Tue Jan 4 19:13:22 CST 2011

Jan. 4

         Yup --- that's it --- "DEADLY" radiation.  It's the only 
type that's toxic --- isn't it?  Or does some ink-stained scribbler 
know better?


At 03:03 PM 1/4/2011, you wrote:
><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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