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August 2013

The Harm in Looking

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California
  • 2Department of Medicine and Women's Cardiovascular Services, School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of California, San Francisco, California
JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(8):693-695. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.356

As a result of the recent growth in the field of diagnostic imaging, the US population has been subjected to a 7-fold increase in exposure to medical radiation since the 1980s.1 Concerns over radiation-induced malignancy continue to mount in the popular2,3 and scientific4-7 press.

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