Search Tag: Radiation risk

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Mitigating radiation risk in medical imaging: expert opinion

2018 29 May

In medical imaging, the level of radiation dose and risk is varied but is generally low. Despite the low magnitude and high uncertainty of this risk, its possibility cannot be easily refuted. Therefore, given the moral obligation of healthcare providers, "first do no harm," there is an ethical obligation to mitigate this risk, says a report to... Read more

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Reducing Radiation Risk for Children With CAHD

2017 12 May

New recommendations released for paediatric radiation safety were discussed during the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2017 Scientific Sessions in 2017. See Also : Children and Medical Radiation The paper titled "Radiation Safety in Children with Congenital and Acquired Heart Disease: A Scientific Position Statement... Read more

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2016 12 Feb

Radiation safety is based on the belief that radiation from medical imaging can cause cancer. It is based on the linear no-threshold (LNT) model. But the authors of a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Oncology contend that risk estimates based on this model "are only theoretical and have never been conclusively demonstrated by empirical... Read more