Radiation doses from roentgen-diagnostic procedures

  • Carl Carlsson
Part of the Handbuch der Medizinischen Radiologie / Encyclopedia of Medical Radiology book series (HDBRADIOL, volume 3)


As late as a generation ago certain typical radiation lesions were not uncommon among pioneers in the field of radiology. Radiation induced malignant tumours, leukaemia and aplastic anaemia were responsible for many tragedies in the small corps of radiologists. During the last 40 years precautions against radiation hazards have been recommended, revised and kept up to date with increasing knowledge of the risks of radiation. This together with careful training and propaganda have, broadly speaking, eliminated the risks formerly attending work with roentgen rays and radioactive material.


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