Television programme distorted dangers of diagnostic radiology

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7039.1163a (Published 04 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1163
  1. Michael J Brindle
  1. President Royal College of Radiologists, London W1N 4JQ

    EDITOR,—A recent television programme (Panorama “The x-ray files,” BBC1, 22 Apr 1996) seriously distorted the dangers of diagnostic radiology. The producers relied heavily on an American scientist whose views are unsupported by any peer reviewed evidence.

    Radiologists in Britain are keenly aware of the potential hazard of ionising radiation, are responsible under the regulations for the protection of people undergoing medical examination or treatment for clinically …

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