Published April 25, 2013
“Benefit versus Risk in the Medical Uses of X-rays: Science, Reality and Conundrums” will be the topic of the annual Alfred H. Dobrak MD Radiology Lecture, being held from 3:30-5:20 p.m. April 29 in Room 5019 of UB’s Clinical and Translational Research Center, 875 Ellicott St., Buffalo.
The lecture will be given by Louis K. Wagner, professor and chief physicist, Department of Diagnostic & Interventional Imaging, University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
Wagner is a nationally recognized expert in the area of radiation safety and risk-benefit analysis. He will review what we know about the risks associated with medical imaging and focus principally on the uses of modern-day computed tomography and fluoroscopically guided interventions, with recommendations on how to manage radiation use to prevent radiation effects in both operators and in patients.
The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Radiology, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.