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How many CTs is too many?

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We would like to help the radiologists answer the question: "How many CT's is too many?"

Mike and Joyce talk about Joyce's recent presentation to the International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine.  We review the findings of our Survey on Radiation Safety which she presented at that meeting.

The attendees were primarily radiation physicists, with another 10% of radiologists and radiographers.  They are sympathetic with our concerns, but are just now learning how best to communicate with patients about the procedure, the dosage, and the pros and cons of the procedure.

We need to provide some feedback to the radiologists and radiographers as to what we need to know, and how to phrase it in a way that will be meaningful and factual without being alarming.

Please come brainstorm with us too about how we might ask patients to collect their own radiation exposure histories and help us all answer our questions about radiation exposure in medicine.

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