Business: 908-788-9440 Cell/Text: 845-849-8336. Presented by: Thomas J. LaRocca , M.S., D.A.B.R. Medical Physicist [email protected] Issue 47, August 24, 2011 Radiation risks of diagnostic imaging.
From the 72 million CT scans performed in the U.S. during 2007, one study estimated that 29,000 future cancers and 14,500 future deaths could develop due to radiation (cancer) = 0.04%
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Example: Low Back Pain
Keeping doses A.L.A.R.A.
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Cardiac Catherization Lab
Total Effective Dose = 5.92 + 18.68 = 24.6 mSv