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Diagnostic radiation risks

Journal Article:

Abstract

A brief discussion on diagnostic radiation risks is given. First some fundamental facts on the concepts and units of radiation measurement are clarified. Medical diagnostic radiation doses are also compared to the radiation doses received annually by man from natural background radiation. The controversy concerning the '10-day rule' in X-raying women of child-bearing age is discussed; it would appear that the risk of malformation in an unborn child due to X-radiation is very much less than the natural level of risk of malformation. The differences in the radiographic techniques and thus the different X-ray doses needed to make adequate X-ray images of different parts of the body are considered. The radiation burden of nuclear medicine investigations compared to X-ray procedures is also discussed. Finally, the problems of using volunteers in radiation research are aired.
Authors:
Sherwood, T [1] 
  1. Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge (UK)
Publication Date:
Apr 01, 1980
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-11-546662; EDB-81-007000
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Arch. Dis. Childhood; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 55:4
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; ETHICS; RADIATION HAZARDS; DIAGNOSIS; PRENATAL IRRADIATION; RADIATION DOSES; MAN; RISK ASSESSMENT; X RADIATION; ANIMALS; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DOSES; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; IONIZING RADIATIONS; IRRADIATION; MAMMALS; MEDICINE; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; PRENATAL EXPOSURE; PRIMATES; RADIATIONS; RADIOLOGY; VERTEBRATES; 560151* - Radiation Effects on Animals- Man
OSTI ID:
6817367
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: ADCHA
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 249-251
Announcement Date:
Aug 01, 1980

Journal Article:

Citation Formats

Sherwood, T. Diagnostic radiation risks. United Kingdom: N. p., 1980. Web.
Sherwood, T. Diagnostic radiation risks. United Kingdom.
Sherwood, T. 1980. "Diagnostic radiation risks." United Kingdom.
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title = {Diagnostic radiation risks}
author = {Sherwood, T}
abstractNote = {A brief discussion on diagnostic radiation risks is given. First some fundamental facts on the concepts and units of radiation measurement are clarified. Medical diagnostic radiation doses are also compared to the radiation doses received annually by man from natural background radiation. The controversy concerning the '10-day rule' in X-raying women of child-bearing age is discussed; it would appear that the risk of malformation in an unborn child due to X-radiation is very much less than the natural level of risk of malformation. The differences in the radiographic techniques and thus the different X-ray doses needed to make adequate X-ray images of different parts of the body are considered. The radiation burden of nuclear medicine investigations compared to X-ray procedures is also discussed. Finally, the problems of using volunteers in radiation research are aired.}
journal = {Arch. Dis. Childhood; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {55:4}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1980}
month = {Apr}
}