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

Dixon, John E. (CDC/ONDIEH/NCEH) gyf7 at cdc.gov
Tue Sep 13 12:18:34 CDT 2011

You might want to contact the NCRP. I believe they have (or can point you in the direction of) the data they used to write NCRP-160. This NCRP contains a revised estimate for US population dose equivalent due to natural background and medical radiation sources.

John Dixon

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From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Otto G. Raabe
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 3:13 PM
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Medical X-ray Doses prior to 1960.

August 24, 2011

I am looking at some information about radiation doses for abdominal 
medical X-rays in the 1950's.

Although these may have been single radiographs, I suspect that the 
doses were relatively high and not recorded in the patients' medical records.

I'm trying to locate some data or estimates about these pre-1960 
medical X-ray doses.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.



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