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Med Phys. 2019 May 20. doi: 10.1002/mp.13619. [Epub ahead of print]

The eventual rejection of the linear no-threshold theory will lead to a drastic reduction in the demand for diagnostic medical physics services.

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1
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Imaging Physics, Houston, TX, USA.
2
Mayo Clinic, Section of Nuclear Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA.
3
Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland.

Abstract

Controversies about the linear no-threshold (LNT) hypothesis have been around since the early development of basic concepts in radiation protection and publication of guidelines by professional societies. Historically, this model was conceived over 70 years ago and is still widely adopted by most of the scientific community and national and international advisory bodies (e.g. ICRP, NCRP) for assessing risk from exposure to low-dose ionizing radiation. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

PMID:
31111488
DOI:
10.1002/mp.13619

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