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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Soares, Deanne P.; Gilligan, P.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Article Title
Ionizing radiation. The Question of Responsible Use: Pandora's Box Revisited
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2004
Volume ID
53
Issue ID
2
Page(s)
118-121
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ISSN
0043-3144
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Abstract
For over one hundred years, ionizing radiation has assisted in medical diagnostics. Recently, there have been reports of radiation injury in patients undergoing fluoroscopic procedures. It is time to review some of the risks of ionizing radiation as well as some of our practices at the University Hospital of West Indies. In this review, we discuss the relative risks associated with common radiological examinations as well as explore the relative merits of various clinical protocols for the radiological investigation of common diseases seen at the UHWI.....
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