Physicist group responds to NCRP radiation report

03/4/2009 | ScienceDaily

A U.S. medical-physicist group cautioned against interpretations of a report of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements that shows a significant increase in the amount of radiation from medical-imaging procedures, such as CT and nuclear medicine tests, during the past 20 years. The report does not "attempt to quantify the associated health risks nor specify the actions that should be taken in light of these latest data," and does not necessarily mean that people are at an increased risk because of the increase in medical imaging, the group said.

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