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4/29/11: When Radiation Therapy Goes Wrong

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<i>Image by <a href=\"http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephen_downes/4331612182//\">Stephen Downes</a>/<a href=\"http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en\" target=\"_blank\">Creative Commons</a> via flickr</i>

By Jennifer Napier-Pearce

Salt Lake City, Utah – Japan's devastating nuclear accident has raised concerns about radiation exposure, but what about the radiation we voluntarily subject ourselves to in everyday medicine? While dentists routinely use X-rays and radiation is a common cancer treatment, New York Times investigative reporter Walt Bogdanich has uncovered numerous cases of radiation overdoses, medical errors and lax regulation. Friday, he joins Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about his two-year-long investigation into the increasing use of radiation in medicine and what happens when treatment goes wrong.

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