Iatrogenic radiation, and unethical health reforms

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 15 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1690

In the opening paragraph of her Editor’s Choice, Fiona Godlee mistakenly underestimated the radiation dose from computed tomography of the abdomen (BMJ 2011;342:d1551, doi:10.1136/bmj.d1551). The third sentence should have read (to reflect correctly the article she was citing): “A CT scan of the abdomen delivers 400 times [not eight times] the dose of a chest radiograph.” This has now been corrected in the full online version of her Editor’s Choice.


Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1690

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