Thursday, March 23, 2006

Justification for Repeated Radiological Investigations Must

In a very touching letter to medscape a mother talks about her son's leukemia and his repeated CT scans for Head Injury 5 years back.
"After...years, the ordering physician or nurse is gone, the radiologist is gone, and the only one left is the patient, who received x-ray radiation as a child and now harbors a malignancy..."
This encapsulates the issue of the potential impact of CT radiation on children and to illuminate the river of resolve that lies beyond the sorrow over the loss of a little boy. Well somewhere down the line the responsibility for repeated CT scans has to be fixed and potential long term harmful effects should be taken into consideration.
Read the full story here-

Blog Archive