More on CT Radiation concerns
Source and Full article -Medscape
"If a diagnostic procedure increases cancer risk, should patients be informed of that risk? Apparently not, at least for one procedure performed more than 150,000 times a day in the United States. CT scans use multiple x-rays to create three-dimensional images that are diagnostically useful but expose people to far more radiation than conventional x-rays. In fact, one CT scan exposes a patient to the lower range of radiation received by some Nagasaki bombing survivors. Up to one in a thousand patients will develop cancer from this exposure.Sixty million CT scans a year will thus cause cancer in thousands of people. Yet most consent forms are silent about this."
More on CT Radiation concerns Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 Rating: