F A Mettler

Summary

Affiliation: University of New Mexico
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Medical perspective on ways to improve radiation protection standards
    Fred A Mettler
    University of New Mexico, Department of Radiology, New Mexico Federal Regional Medical Center, 1501 San Pedro Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA
    Health Phys 87:289-92. 2004
  2. doi request reprint Medical radiation exposure in the U.S. in 2006: preliminary results
    Fred A Mettler
    Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Service, New Mexico VA Health Care System, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
    Health Phys 95:502-7. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Medical effects and risks of exposure to ionising radiation
    Fred A Mettler
    New Mexico VA Health Care System, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
    J Radiol Prot 32:N9-N13. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Health effects in those with acute radiation sickness from the Chernobyl accident
    Fred A Mettler
    Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Service, New Mexico Federal Regional Medical Center, 1501 San Pedro Boulevard SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
    Health Phys 93:462-9. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Effective doses in radiology and diagnostic nuclear medicine: a catalog
    Fred A Mettler
    Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, New Mexico Veterans Administration Healthcare System, 1501 San Pedro Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
    Radiology 248:254-63. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Nuclear medicine exposure in the United States, 2005-2007: preliminary results
    Fred A Mettler
    Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Service, NMVAHCS, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
    Semin Nucl Med 38:384-91. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Radiologic and nuclear medicine studies in the United States and worldwide: frequency, radiation dose, and comparison with other radiation sources--1950-2007
    Fred A Mettler
    Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Service, New Mexico VA Health Care System, 1501 San Pedro Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
    Radiology 253:520-31. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Major radiation exposure--what to expect and how to respond
    Fred A Mettler
    Department of Radiology, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque 87131, USA
    N Engl J Med 346:1554-61. 2002
  9. doi request reprint Can radiation risks to patients be reduced without reducing radiation exposure? The status of chemical radioprotectants
    Fred A Mettler
    Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Service, New Mexico VA Health Care Services, Albuquerque, 87108, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 196:616-8. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint CT scanning: patterns of use and dose
    F A Mettler
    Department of Radiology, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque 87131, USA
    J Radiol Prot 20:353-9. 2000

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint Medical perspective on ways to improve radiation protection standards
    Fred A Mettler
    University of New Mexico, Department of Radiology, New Mexico Federal Regional Medical Center, 1501 San Pedro Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA
    Health Phys 87:289-92. 2004
    ..Radiation protection in medicine is not likely to be improved significantly simply with the addition of more standards, but it will require a combined approach with the medical and educational communities...
  2. doi request reprint Medical radiation exposure in the U.S. in 2006: preliminary results
    Fred A Mettler
    Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Service, New Mexico VA Health Care System, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
    Health Phys 95:502-7. 2008
    ..Nuclear medicine accounted for about 4% of all procedures but 26% of the total collective dose. Medical radiation exposure is now approximately equal to natural background radiation...
  3. doi request reprint Medical effects and risks of exposure to ionising radiation
    Fred A Mettler
    New Mexico VA Health Care System, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
    J Radiol Prot 32:N9-N13. 2012
    ..Acute whole body penetrating gamma irradiation at doses in excess of 2 Gy results in varying degrees of acute radiation sickness and doses over 10 Gy are usually lethal as a result of combined organ injury...
  4. ncbi request reprint Health effects in those with acute radiation sickness from the Chernobyl accident
    Fred A Mettler
    Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Service, New Mexico Federal Regional Medical Center, 1501 San Pedro Boulevard SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
    Health Phys 93:462-9. 2007
    ..By the end of 2001, an additional 14 ARS survivors died from various causes. Long term treatment has included therapy for beta burn fibrosis and skin atrophy as well as for cataracts...
  5. doi request reprint Effective doses in radiology and diagnostic nuclear medicine: a catalog
    Fred A Mettler
    Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, New Mexico Veterans Administration Healthcare System, 1501 San Pedro Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
    Radiology 248:254-63. 2008
    ..Average effective dose for most nuclear medicine procedures varies between 0.3 and 20 mSv. These doses can be compared with the average annual effective dose from background radiation of about 3 mSv...
  6. doi request reprint Nuclear medicine exposure in the United States, 2005-2007: preliminary results
    Fred A Mettler
    Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Service, NMVAHCS, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
    Semin Nucl Med 38:384-91. 2008
    ..75 mSv and the collective dose to about 220,000 person Sv. There also has been a marked shift in the type of procedures being performed with cardiac scanning accounting for about 70% of procedures...
  7. doi request reprint Radiologic and nuclear medicine studies in the United States and worldwide: frequency, radiation dose, and comparison with other radiation sources--1950-2007
    Fred A Mettler
    Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Service, New Mexico VA Health Care System, 1501 San Pedro Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
    Radiology 253:520-31. 2009
    ..Worldwide, the average annual per-capita effective dose from medicine (about 0.6 mSv of the total 3.0 mSv received from all sources) has approximately doubled in the past 10-15 years...
  8. ncbi request reprint Major radiation exposure--what to expect and how to respond
    Fred A Mettler
    Department of Radiology, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque 87131, USA
    N Engl J Med 346:1554-61. 2002
  9. doi request reprint Can radiation risks to patients be reduced without reducing radiation exposure? The status of chemical radioprotectants
    Fred A Mettler
    Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Service, New Mexico VA Health Care Services, Albuquerque, 87108, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 196:616-8. 2011
    ..Although there is promising research, chemical radioprotectants have not been shown to be very effective and, with one limited exception, are not the standard of care in medicine...
  10. ncbi request reprint CT scanning: patterns of use and dose
    F A Mettler
    Department of Radiology, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque 87131, USA
    J Radiol Prot 20:353-9. 2000
    ..Most patients have multiple scan sequences. Studies done on children are probably more common than previously thought...
  11. ncbi request reprint Medical resources and requirements for responding to radiological terrorism
    Fred A Mettler
    Department of Radiology, New Mexico Federal Regional Medical Center, 1501 San Pedro Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
    Health Phys 89:488-93. 2005
    ..Although the requirements for medical management are clear, the available resources have not been applied in a manner that results in adequate preparedness for radiological events...
  12. ncbi request reprint The 1986 and 1988 UNSCEAR (United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation) reports: findings and implications
    F A Mettler
    School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque 87131
    Health Phys 58:241-50. 1990
    ..The Committee also indicated that, in calculation of such risks at low doses and low dose rates, a risk-reduction factor in the range of 2-10 may be considered...
  13. ncbi request reprint CT scanning: a major source of radiation exposure
    Philip W Wiest
    Department of Radiology, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Semin Ultrasound CT MR 23:402-10. 2002
    ..When multiple CT scans are conducted on the same patient, the absorbed doses are in the range at which small but statistically significant increases in cancer have been found in the atomic bomb survivors...
  14. ncbi request reprint Radiation injuries after fluoroscopic procedures
    Fred A Mettler
    Department of Radiology, University of New Mexico Health Science Center, Albuquerque, NM 87131 5336, USA
    Semin Ultrasound CT MR 23:428-42. 2002
    ..Almost all of the severe injuries that have occurred were avoidable...
  15. ncbi request reprint Radiation workers at higher risk for developing myelodysplastic syndrome
    Fred A Mettler
    United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation New Mexico Federal Regional Medical Center Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 184:1967. 2005
  16. ncbi request reprint The integrated clinical year: a unique approach to training radiology residents at the University of New Mexico
    Philip W Wiest
    Department of Radiology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque 87131, USA
    Acad Radiol 9:343-5. 2002
  17. ncbi request reprint National conference on dose reduction in CT, with an emphasis on pediatric patients
    Otha W Linton
    National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, Ste 400, 7910 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814 3095, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 181:321-9. 2003
  18. ncbi request reprint Reference values for diagnostic radiology: application and impact
    Joel E Gray
    Landauer, 2 Science Road, Glenwood, IL 60425, USA
    Radiology 235:354-8. 2005
    ..RVs are a useful tool for comparing patient radiation doses at institutions throughout the United States and for providing information about radiographic equipment performance...
  19. ncbi request reprint American College of Radiology white paper on radiation dose in medicine
    E Stephen Amis
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 4:272-84. 2007
    ..This white paper details a proposed action plan for the college derived from the deliberations of that panel...
  20. ncbi request reprint Medical treatment of radiological casualties: current concepts
    Kristi L Koenig
    University of California at Irvine, Orange, CA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 45:643-52. 2005
    ..Health policy considerations include stockpiling strategies, effective use of risk communications, and decisionmaking for shelter-in-place versus evacuation after a radiologic incident...
  21. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy policy
    Robert L Brent
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 182:819-22; author reply 822. 2004