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Letters Medical radiation exposure

Assigning a cumulative “risk score”

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 29 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1950
  1. A J M Broadley, consultant cardiologist
  1. 1Yeovil District Hospital, Yeovil, Somerset BA21 4AT, UK
  1. andrew.broadley{at}

Part of the problem is ignorance of a patient’s cumulative dose.1 2 In any one institution this could be calculated from the time of the first investigation recorded on PACS, but this would be time consuming. To overcome this problem, PACS could be modified so that each radiological investigation performed …

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