0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Comment & Response |

Measure Radiation Exposure and Sensitivity

Golder N. Wilson, MD, PhD1
[+] Author Affiliations
1Department of Pediatrics, Texas Tech University Health Science Centers, Amarillo and Lubbock
JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(2):187-188. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.4662.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Extract

To the Editor The important article1 by Miglioretti et al and accompanying editorial2 demonstrating increased cancer risks from certain computed tomography exposures appropriately emphasize the need to minimize numbers and dosages of radiation studies in children. Not mentioned is the possibility of assessing radiation sensitivity in the subject, an aspect of personalized medicine that might be added to hemoglobin or lead levels during early well-child care: give children an index of radiation susceptibility analogous to the dosimeter badges of radiation-exposed workers. Because of the remarkable complexity and controversy regarding conversion of radiation exposure into disease risk, I suggest a spotlight issue on pediatric radiation effects that covers molecular mechanisms of radiation damage, dosage measures, and potential molecular assays that can bridge the chasm between radiation exposure and disease risk.

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

See Also...
Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();