Monday, May 2, 2011

CT scans and the risk of cancer

CT scans are frequently ordered in children for the evaluation of abdominal pain. Often these scans are unnecessary, yet they expose children to significant doses of ionizing radiation. This article looks at the lifetime risk of cancer as a result of these scans.

http://www.kmx.cc/resource_pages/Second_Thoughts_Schenkman.pdf

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