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A Critical Assessment of the Linear No-Threshold Hypothesis

What Is the Evidence?

Colletti, Patrick M., MD, FACNM, FSNMMI

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002614
Opinion Paper/Commentary

The Linear No-Threshold (LNT) hypothesis regarding low-level radiation is based on expert opinion. As more experts critically evaluate the absence of convincing evidence supporting the LNT hypothesis, the more likely we will recognize that LNT may create more risk than it mitigates.

From the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA.

Received for publication March 28, 2019; revision accepted March 29, 2019.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Patrick M. Colletti, MD, FACNM, FSNMMI, Keck School of Medicine of USC, 1500 San Pablo St, Los Angeles, CA 90033. E-mail:

Online date: May 17, 2019

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