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4 years 4 months ago

Radiation exposure varies by age, sex

New research suggests radiation from CT scans pose a larger health threat for younger patients and women. A study from the Medical University of South Carolina aimed to estimate the risk of radiation according to a patient's age and sex. Using 51 patients undergoing routine abdominal and pelvic CT...

4 years 7 months ago

CDC: MRI and other diagnostic scans have tripled

New government statistics show the rate of high-tech diagnostic imaging has dramatically increased since the mid-1990s. From 1996 to 2007, the frequency of MRI, CT or PET scans done in emergency rooms quadrupled. And the frequency nearly tripled for doctor offices and outpatient hospital visits. The Centers for Disease Control...

4 years 7 months ago

CDC: MRI and other diagnostic scans have tripled

New government statistics show the rate of high-tech diagnostic imaging has dramatically increased since the mid-1990s. From 1996 to 2007, the frequency of MRI , CT or PET scans done in emergency rooms quadrupled. And the frequency nearly tripled for doctor offices and outpatient hospital visits. The Centers for Disease...

4 years 9 months ago

Choose your CT scan facility carefully

Undergoing a routine c-t scan could be anything but -- a new study finds the amount of radiation administered varies dramatically. Researchers at the University of California San Francisco estimated the radiation exposure linked to eleven common CT procedures. They found radiation doses were higher than expected -- in...

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