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Medical radiation and the risk of cancer

Graeme J Dickie and Robert S Fitchew
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (11): 548-549.

Although the risk from medical radiation is small, we should not become complacent

Graeme J Dickie, FRANZCR, FRACP, MBA, Director of Radiation Oncology
Robert S Fitchew, MSc, MACPSEM, MAIP, Principal Physicist
Division of Oncology, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Herston, QLD.
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