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Whole-body PET/CT scanning is accompanied by substantial radiation dose and cancer risk.

Whole-body PET/CT scanning is accompanied by substantial radiation dose and cancer risk. http://tinyurl.com/h6vzzns Huang B1, Law MW, Khong PL. 1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Rd, Room 406, Block K, Hong Kong. Abstract PURPOSE: To estimate the radiation dose from whole-body fluorine 18 ((18)F)-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomographic (PET)/computed tomographic (CT) studies and to evaluate the induced cancer risk to U.S. and Hong Kong populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fluorine 18-FDG PET/CT studies obtained by using a 64-detector CT … Continue reading

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Genetic Radiation Risks-A Neglected Topic in the Low Dose

Genetic Radiation Risks-A Neglected Topic in the Low Dose http://tinyurl.com/zosu2v8 Busby C1, Schmitz-Feuerhake I2, Pflugbeil S3. 1Environmental Research SIA, Riga, Latvia. 2University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany. 3German Society for Radiation Protection, Berlin, Germany. Abstract The committee of the United Nations for the Evaluation of Radiation Effects UNSCEAR as well as the International Commission on Radiological Protection ICRP up to now have derived a very low risk for hereditary diseases in humans from experiments in mice. They claim that there are no human data to refer … Continue reading

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