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Increased use of CT scans carries radiation risks

CT Scan Use Surging in Hospital ERs Study authors extol benefits, but note concerns about increasing exposure to high-dose ionizing radiation Bloomberg, By Alan Mozes Nov. 29 — The use of CT scans as a diagnostic tool is surging in emergency departments across the United States, new research indicates.In the 13-year period leading up to 2007, CT scan use in ERs increased by nearly sixfold, the study team found.The trend has raised concerns about the potential risks posed by more frequent exposure to the ionizing radiation emitted by CT scanners, they added…CT Scan Use Surging in Hospital ERs

November 30, 2010 - Posted by | health, USA

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