Published in Telemedicine Business Week, May 20th, 2009
"More than 100 surveys were completed by physicians from various specialties who order CT scans at a tertiary-care teaching hospital," said Jeremy McBride, MD, lead author of the study. "When physician knowledge regarding radiation was assessed, 63% underestimated the radiation dose of one abdominal-pelvic CT in chest radiograph equivalents. When asked if they believed a single abdominal-pelvic CT increases a patients' risk of cancer nearly 80% responded affirmatively; however, 74% significantly...
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