Medical Radiation: Fret or Forget?

Mayo-Smith, William W.
July 2011
Medicine & Health Rhode Island;Jul2011, Vol. 94 Issue 7, p213
Academic Journal
In this article the author discusses the issues concerning the impact of the patient's exposure to radiation from medical tests in the U.S. He argues that the benefits obtained from imaging technologies weigh heavier than its risks, despite the concern for exposing patients to unnecessary radiation. The author suggests that referring physicians should check the need for the test and the nature of the test to optimize patient's treatment.


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