Radiation hazards in scoliosis management

Denis Drummond, Frank Ranallo, John Lonstein, H. Leon Brooks, John Cameron

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Safe radiography in scoliosis management is based on a sound knowledge of 1) the radiographic imaging process, 2) the degree of risk to the patient from radiation exposure, and 3) the radiographic requirements to both evaluate and follow patients with spine deformity. This paper is a current review of the subject and work done at the authors’ centers. It includes recommendations for reducing the radiation risk while maintaining necessary diagnostic information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)741-748
Number of pages8
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 1983
Externally publishedYes


  • Irradiation risk
  • Radiation safety
  • Radiograph
  • Scoliosis


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