Caution warranted for low-dose radiation therapy for Covid-19

Indra J. Das*, John A. Kalapurakal, Bharat B. Mittal

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Covid-19 is a morbid respiratory disease that has caused desperate times on a global scale due to the lack of any effective medical treatment. Some in the radiation community are actively proposing low-dose radiation therapy (LDRT) for managing the viral pneumonia associated with Covid-19. This commentary provides a rationale for exercising caution against such a decision as the efficacy of LDRT for viral diseases is unknown, while its long-term adverse risks are well known.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number20200466
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Issue number1117
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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