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Doctors' knowledge of radiation exposures is deficient

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7342.919/a (Published 13 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:919
  1. K Gower-Thomas (Kgthomas@pr-tr.wales.nhs.uk), consultant radiologist,
  2. M H Lewis, consultant surgeon,
  3. S Shiralkar, specialist registrar in surgery,
  4. M Snow, specialist registrar in Orthopaedics,
  5. R B Galland, consultant surgeon,
  6. A Rennie, specialist registrar in radiology
  1. Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Ynysmaerdy, Llantrisant, Mid Glamorgan CF72 8XR
  2. University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, CF14 4XW
  3. Royal Gwent Hospital, Cardiff Road, Newport NP9 2UB
  4. Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading RG1 5AN
  5. John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DZ

    EDITOR—We read with interest Adams's personal view and share her concerns.1 At one of our hospitals a young boy with splenic trauma received serial computed tomography scanning of his upper abdomen to assess the degree of splenic laceration. The scans were discussed at a multiple disciplinary meeting, and a query was raised regarding the radiation dose received by that patient. …

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