The Dangers of CAT Scans

THE DANGERS OF CAT SCANS MORE FACTS WHOSE IMPORTANCE CANNOT BE OVEREMPHASIZED I wrote at some length on the dangers of unnecessary CAT Scans in the November issue. Just published research results reinforce the very real dangers of cancer from computed tomographic (CT) Scans – CAT Scans for short. The use of CAT Scans has risen 3x since 1993 to […]

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WEEKLY HEALTH BULLETIN September 3, 2009

MEDICAL IMAGING AND CANCER – ARE PATIENTS BEING PUT IN HARM’S WAY? A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine raises concern that Americans are being exposed to potentially harmful amounts of ionizing radiation from medical imaging, especially CAT Scans and myocardial perfusion imaging. The latter is a study of heart function done in conjunction with cardiac stress […]

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