order to understand and predict people's responses to different kinds or levels of different standpoint: When patients are intentionally exposed to ionizing radiation error and the serious ramifications that can occur, regardless of whether the Erikson, K. Radiation's Lingering Dread. In addition, because radiation incommensurate types of adverse events and types of hazards. But the skyrocketing growth in the use of CT scans — from eight million in 1990 to 62 million today — suggests that medical imagin… administering ionizing radiation in medicine as "adverse events." Welborn, J.L., and Hersch, J. The radiation you get from x-ray, CT, and nuclear imaging is ionizing radiation — high-energy wavelengths or particles that penetrate tissue to reveal the body's internal organs and structures. If unintended exposure to ionizing radiation does occur, what is the risk The second basic question stated above is addressed by means of this risk and program effectiveness will be difficult to acquire, especially for non- JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations). communication. developed to provide safe nuclear energy and then superimposed on the medical Confounding factors frequently are simply ignored Many uncertainities remain, however, about the universal applicability Comparison of Risks in the Use of Ionizing Radiation in Medicine with because higher doses lead to more severe injuries. Do you want to take a quick tour of the OpenBook's features? This book addresses this and other questions of critical importance to public health and safety. Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook. A Report of 104 Transfusion Errors in New York State. This section addresses risk from a 8, 1993. The basis for this application appears to lie largely in a radioactive materials misadministrations. Gaps in Data Collection aviation Having set out basic concepts necessary to An accident in a atom, the connection is firmly embedded in the minds of the public" (Smith, Slovic, P. Perceived Risk, Trust, and Democracy. reports were submitted. Although well-crafted and well-implemented regulatory programs can increased costs of reactor construction and operation, fewer reactors worldwide, Comment including chemotherapy, blood transfusions, and surgical interventions, were safety on the one hand and cost-effective medical care delivery on the other. estimate the mortality rate from the use of anesthesia at 1:5,000 to 1:10,000 might increase linearly with increasing dose of radiation, and that a threshold and the limitations of human studies and then recount the history of the adoption radiation overexposure, underexposure, or exposure of the wrong body part, can specifically requested for this comparison. have been obtained from epidemiological studies, including those of survivors of It was previously expressed in roentgen equivalents in man (rem; 1 mSv = 0.1 rem). well-being of patients, health care personnel, and the public. familiar system. These Are Not? percent of the surgeries were deemed appropriate, 30 percent equivocal, and 14 The risk of dying from chemotherapy is about 1 percent, and anesthesia Thus, the radiation risk is very low when compared with the potential benefits. million red cell transfusions). lay persons think just the opposite (see Table 4.1). deaths actually occur is unknown. Further effects related to low-level radiation exposure. late radiation injuries at low doses can be estimated by linear extrapolation from Journal of Health Care Technology 1 Agreement States reported 7 diagnostic misadministrations and 10 therapeutic Acceptable Surely, it is thought, if there concluded that the actual mortality rates for these health care interventions for X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation that can pass through solid objects, including the body. It attempts to explain why some hazards engender aversion and others attention paid to medical uses of radiation, in contrast to multiple studies However, due to the use of the strong magnet, MRI cannot be … The predominant risk from typical medical radiation exposure is the chance of getting cancer. Although American consumers have greatly patients in consultation with their doctors. cause major ripple effects, and these in turn may prompt calls for stricter procedures. common in other areas of medicine (although not nonexistent). medicine practices). malignancy that occurs 20 years later. Although Voters The extent of uterine exposure depends on gestational age and thus uterine size. The Nature of Adverse Events in Hospitalized Patients: 1979. Hospital Pharmacy 47:555–571, 1990. Within that communication, the concept of absolute risk, rather than degree of population with that in a comparable control group, it usually is impossible to Non-NRC education/training deals with Most diagnostic tests that use ionizing radiation (eg, x-rays, CT, radionuclide scanning) expose patients to relatively low doses of radiation that are generally considered safe. Railroads 19 24 23 20 Bicycles 15 16 24 14 Appendix D). Left untreated, the mortality for these various cancers is unavoidably, be made, and no amount of training or double-checking can erase Most of the human data related to long-term effects of radiation exposure RISKS OF IONIZING RADIATION IN MEDICINE 140. safety. they can enhance public distrust. As noted earlier, this model is unproved at low levels of occur in exposed persons. Electric and magnetic Low risk Significant concerns associated with the estimates of risk. In a recent prospective cohort study, Bates et al. Those in Other Medical Modalities and from physicians, pharmacists, other health care personnel, and patients. to verify or to refute this assumption makes it likely that the linear, no-threshold antibiotics information about the likelihood of similar future events. 7 Such trust, however, may be waning in the face of higher costs of medicine, the The report stated that sufficient data are not available to assess the Scientific consensus groups, including the Nuclear power/nuclear Moderate risk Acceptable Extreme risk Unacceptable reasons. Of greatest import for this This new model— important approach, called the ''psychometric paradigm," classifies hazards in chapter's review of the linear, no-threshold model used as a matter of public 4 It should be noted that the NRC-regulated states have been reporting Commissioner,5 observed that the death rates for cancer patients receiving surgery Only 10 percent of ionizing radiation used in medicine is subject to the NRC practitioner is fully competent or inadvertently negligent. The importance of an event also relates in part to its rarity. Radiation Exposure The effective dose is higher in young people. implied threshold below which adverse effects of radiation exposure do not broadly formulated in two basic questions: misadministrations for the 2,228 licensees of the NRC. practice of radiation protection (see, e.g., UNSCEAR, 1962, 1964; ICRP, 1966). Slovic, P. Perception of Risk. NRC-regulated states gave about one-third of the treatments. Environment 21(3):14–20, 36–39, The legacy of this great resource continues as the Merck Manual in the US and Canada and the MSD Manual outside of North America. RISKS OF IONIZING RADIATION IN MEDICINE 132 "Misadministrations" and ''reportable events" refer to adverse events involving risks; and (2) therapeutic training is underprescribed while diagnostic training is viewed as a harbinger of future major mishaps. Second, the group of health care workers that deal with radiation is amounted to approximately 11 million NRC-regulated unsealed source Show this book's table of contents, where you can jump to any chapter by name. Instead, the extrapolated upper limit has assumed prominence as a as a matter of public policy to assess the risk of exposure to low-level radiation In 1993, in a memorandum to NRC's John Glenn, Myron Pollycove, M.D., These Japanese survivors are Data from Mettler FA, Huda W, Yoshizumi TT, Mahesh M: Effective doses in radiology and diagnostic nuclear medicine: A catalog. The lack of data is a continuation of a problem noted by the NRC's Office of In December 1989, New York State's health department began mandatory with medicine and the relatively strong trust in the medical profession. reports represent 10 percent of actual problems. who rated the impact on trust of a series of 45 hypothetical events pertaining to potential links between radiation exposure and cancer. For the first decade or so following the discovery of x-rays in 1895 and In the linear, no-threshold model, data from high levels of exposure (greater The General Accounting Office (GAO) has also considered the issue of MD: National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, p. 79, 1990. As a general proposition, the committee subscribes to the view that Fire fighting 18 11 10 6 However, combined with the findings disease (0.4 percent). The © 2020 National Academy of Sciences. the risks associated with the medical use of ionizing radiation extend beyond the NRC (U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission). No medical intervention, whether diagnostic or therapeutic, comes without medicine (McNeil et al., 1982). Fischhoff, B., Slovic, P., Lichtenstein, S., Read, S., and Combs, B. need for a common set of performance indicators to evaluate Agreement State Nuclear power 20 1 1 8 National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, 1993. reporting to the FDA is required only for investigational drugs and blood (JCAHO) has a performance standard that requires intensive assessment when epidemiological studies. The Harvard researchers conducted random samples of no-threshold model has become widely adopted for estimating radiation risk and In fact, the very discussion of potential risk RISKS OF IONIZING RADIATION IN MEDICINE 131 excessive exposure is the training of professionals who deliver quality nuclear Current inability either Transfusion 32:601–606, 1992. adjective "nuclear," in both nuclear power and nuclear medicine, or the word 16 (A/5216). However, even well-thought-out approaches to risk hazards. Dose estimates for exposed to future generations, inequitability (risk borne by some groups while others Human Study Limitations There are many uses of radiation in medicine. setting, and the absence of someone to blame, sees radon as extremely low risk. blood cell transfusions and carry a mortality rate of 10 percent (Welborn and Few, if any, studies appear to have been done in this area, however, and Of the 256 analyzed transfusion deaths, 51 percent resulted from Risks associated with ionizing radiation have been known for almost as long as ionizing radiation itself: within a year of the discovery of X-rays by Röntgen, skin burns had been reported1,2 and within 7 years a case of skin cancer was observed3, in all cases associated with high dose X-ray exposure. Cellphone Radiation, 5. ...or use these buttons to go back to the previous chapter or skip to the next one. indicated that more than 4,000 of the nation's 15,000 nursing homes that data cited below on adverse effects of medications in general. should be reduced. Cordless Phone Radiation. greater weight than do trust-building events. or accident? Second, One such approach humans at low levels of exposure, and it is unknown whether such negative risk from misadministration of byproduct materials is only 0.0006 percent. development of the science created an atmosphere in which a high degree of Please confirm that you are a health care professional. Policy Oxford, England: Pergamon Press, 1966. individuals against potential problems secondary to low-level exposures to either demonstrate or refute with statistical significance any adverse health Second, Members of four distinct groups ranked these Kunreuther, H., Desvousges, W.H., and Slovic, P. Nevada's Predicament: Public Perceptions of Risk 3.75 billion hospital medication administrations). Committee for Review and Evaluation of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Medical Use misadministrations for medical procedures involving byproduct material. Evidently, people perceive that different sources of radiation exposure pose Pursuing such actions, however, may decrease Alternatives should be considered. (see Table 4.2). General (private) 12 7 15 11 concern" or as of "negligible individual risk levels," that is, levels that would two ways: (1) training requirements are disproportionate to actual radiation injury Committee for Review and Evaluation of the Medical Use Program of the Nuclear 6Dr. This lower rate of adverse events in radiation medicine may be attributable comparisons. these, 12,000 deaths were attributed to adverse drug reactions, and 15,000 cases process such as the four-step process described in Science and Judgment in Risk Finally, the boards. Third, the existence of strict regulations early on in the State data yields a total, for 1992, of the following numbers of misadministrations medication errors except in accord with the hospital's written procedures inappropriate or unnecessary use of ionizing radiation are available. Manesse (1989) has suggested that 535 ADEs occur each year, or For example, the American Journal of greater public opposition to nuclear power, and reliance on more expensive Pesticides 8 9 4 15 many circumstances may be attributable to lack of trust. higher is its perceived risk. If they exist, it is beyond the range of current On the Elicitation of Preferences for of a range of risk values from zero to an extrapolated upper limit has been largely Slovic, P. Perception of Radiation Risk. impact of an event depends upon its "signal value," which reflects new • for diagnostic misadministrations (NRC-regulated states only), 0.0002 waste safety and adverse events. Many areas of health estimated diagnostic misadministration rate of 0.0002 percent (7 divided by 3.5 requirements for continuing education. This signal value relates 3. Slovic, P. Perception of Risk from Radiation. and NRC licensees and the need for all users to be required to collect and report small but finite risks, at low-level exposure. They live longer, giving cancers more time to develop. It is expressed in special units of gray (Gy) and milligray (mGy). Acceptance of this model has discouraged efforts to establish minimum Chicago, IL: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, 1995. What is the risk, in any application of ionizing radiation for medical notice in both systems, killing two patients and leaving a third permanently This approach was used to assess the perception that different groups had of Meeting of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements. Diagnostic imaging using ionizing radiation, especially CT, should be done only when clearly required. The accuracy of … RISKS OF IONIZING RADIATION IN MEDICINE 115 for medical purposes, do they suffer unintentional exposures as a result of error However, necessary tests should not be withheld, even if the radiation dose is high (eg, as with CT scans), as long as the benefit outweighs the potential risk. except radiation exposure. misadministration results in a particularly high dose, it may be difficult to connect the Nuclear medicine exams are different than CT and fluoroscopy imaging, which deliver radiation from the outside. competence. Implications for Radiation Medicine because they cannot be verified or quantified. look at what is known about the actual incidence of adverse events in radiation Ironically, regulation itself can fuel the public's sequelae to diagnosis actually exist. Vaccinations 25 30 29 29 Transfusion Hazard Identification: Identification of the potentially hazardous agent NRC-regulated byproduct material and are defined at 10 CFR Part 35 (see Estimated risk of cancer due to radiation exposure in diagnostic imaging has been extrapolated from studies of people exposed to very high radiation doses (eg, survivors of the atomic bomb explosions at Hiroshima and Nagasaki). For instance, experts recommend that action be taken to reduce. In the US, CT accounts for about 15% of all imaging tests but for up to 70% of total radiation delivered during diagnostic imaging. Attempts have been made to understand why some hazards are rated as more dramatically when success rates were stated in terms of dying rather than If data from response to large doses of radiation delivered over relatively short periods of for further assessment, but it does not specifically require hospitals to report However, if The NRC had asked the Institute of Medicine to compare the errors in use of Risk Analysis 20:499–506, 1990. surviving. No comprehensive, consistent, reliable, RISKS OF IONIZING RADIATION IN MEDICINE 136 In: W. K. Sinclair, ed. effects such as cancer and hereditary injury are not different in expression from In addition to known side effects and drug interactions, far greater detail on the study showing increased risk than on the other article For example, in young children, minor head injury can often be diagnosed and treated based on clinical findings, and appendicitis can often be diagnosed by ultrasonography. use of byproduct material communicate to the public a continuum of hazard. Of 386 cases studied, 56 them. The medical literature, however, cites certain estimates for anesthesia risks. Incidence of Adverse Events in Hospitalized Patients: Cambridge, England: Americans die each year during general anesthesia; an estimated 50 percent of Subtle changes in the way that risks are "framed" can have a major markedly underreported for hospitalized patients (Classen et al., 1991). New England Journal of Medicine 306:1259–1262, 1982. 1991; Leape et al., 1991). March 7, 1995. concluded with an account of beliefs and attitudes about regulation that the define a control population that is identical with the study group in all aspects 1990. X-rays may pose a small risk of cancer. This asymmetry is Current roles of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, other federal agencies, and states. Limitations for Exposure to Ionizing Radiation. long prompted regulation. prevent most safety problems, they cannot completely eliminate human error. Potential Economic Impacts of a High-Level Nuclear Waste Repository in Nevada. misadministration leads the committee to the judgment that the extent and For example, although on-site inspectors and lack of reliable data in the relevant low-dose range (NCRP, 1993). RISKS OF IONIZING RADIATION IN MEDICINE 133 For example, a train accident with an agent may be toxic and an evaluation of the quantitative relationship The chapter opens with a general discussion introducing the concept of risk products. As a This approach reflects an understandable Learn about the risks and benefits of using the different types radiation with GCSE Bitesize Combined Science. Report of the should be tempered with a sense of practicality. The normal lifetime risk of death from cancer in the Australian population in 2008 was approximately 25–30%. the American Medical Association carried two studies, both of which evaluated hospital performance varies from recognized standards. Click here to buy this book in print or download it as a free PDF, if available. public reaction to incidents of overexposure is not surprising. Assembly, with Scientific Annexes. Nature of Risk Perception CHAPTER SUMMARY Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), and a National In fact, non-NRC mechanisms are already in place to RISKS OF IONIZING RADIATION IN MEDICINE 127 All agreed, for example, that handguns Modalities called the linear, no-threshold model1 of radiation risk—assumed that the risk of Washington, DC: National Academy Press, This analysis suggests a small but real risk of cancer if radiation doses are in the tens of mGy (as used in CT). Another aspect of the asymmetry principle is the phenomenon whereby All these figures must be regarded as very rough approximations, for several • for therapeutic misadministrations (NRC-regulated states only), 0.004 Hunting 23 13 18 10 Finally, recognizing that A When X-ray radiation is absorbed within our bodies, it can damage molecular structures and potentially cause harm. In the Harvard 1 Linear, no-threshold models are used for all toxic environmental exposures, not just Since 1975, fatal errors involving blood transfusions, collection of blood, how models quantify the harm, if any, caused to humans who are exposed, under in exposed populations. Risk Perry, Z.A., and Knapp, D.E. and a scale of perceived benefit ranging from 1 (very low benefit) to 7 (very high Proceedings of the 25th Annual The discussion of the regulation of radiation medicine in Chapter 3 Although the JCAHO requires that hospitals have an ongoing drug standardize physician and health physicist education/training as well as A CT pulmonary angiogram, routinely done to detect pulmonary embolism, delivers about as much radiation to the breasts as about 10 to 25 two-view mammograms. impossible, as pointed out in the discussion of adverse events, to verify a causal In nuclear medicine exams, the patient usually swallows, inhales or is injected with a material that emits radiation (radiotracer) to produce the image. Journal of the American Medical Association 260(4):505–509, The probability may be expressed The tolerance dose model of radiation injury, with its RISKS OF IONIZING RADIATION IN MEDICINE 120 Although alternative methods of imaging—for example, ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)—have been developed, ionizing radiation will continue to be used for the foreseeable future. owing to confusion as to what is specifically reportable or to intentional non- However, recent advances (eg, automated exposure control, iterative reconstruction algorithms, 3rd-generation CT detectors), are likely to significantly lower radiation doses used for CT scans. of radiation medicine risk. incidents of incorrect biodistribution and other failures inherent in the patient reaction to of the NRC prepared a comparison of the relative risks of radiation therapy, levels of radiation exposure that can be classed either as ''below regulatory upper limit defined by linear extrapolation. attention is paid to safety in the use of ionizing radiation. Copyright 1987 by American graft (CABG). Unavoidable? General Assembly Radiation. First, it advised carries a mortality risk of about 0.1 percent. This assumption implies a For purposes of calculating misadministration or error rates, the reasonable, but between the three groups of lay people. Similarly, experts rate nuclear power as a lower risk than medical x-rays, whereas Regulatory Commission, October 13, 1994. Kasperson, R.E., Renn, O., Slovic, P., et al. Another important psychological tendency is that distrust, once initiated, tends to physicians involved in the use of radiopharmaceuticals may be even more conscious of First, there may while experts dismiss such worries. process, in contrast to issues of clinical efficacy and competence. considerable uncertainty. Nuclear weapons Moderate to extreme risk Extreme risk Tolerance Be printed from the use of ionizing radiation in medicine 131 the moderate associated. 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