Radiation exposure from medical imaging: A silent harm?

Mercuri, Mathew; Sheth, Tej; Natarajan, Madhu K.
March 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/8/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 4, p413
Academic Journal
In this article, the authors discuss the study conducted by M. J. Eisenberg and colleagues on the risk of cancer due to radiation exposure from medical imaging as well as therapeutic procedures in a contemporary cardiac population. The authors argue that physicians should measure the potential benefits and harm before recommending procedures that use ionizing radiation. The authors discuss the tracking radiation strategy used by health care and nuclear industries to monitor radiation exposure.


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