January 19, 2008

Study Says CT Scans Raise Cancer Risks

A recent study claims that in a few decades, about 2 percent of all people with cancer in the United States might come from radiation from CT scans, which are used to diagnose medical problems. They say that children are more susceptible to the radiation given off by CT scanners and more likely to develop cancer from it. The risk of cancer from a single CT scan is small but it increases with each scan that is done in a person’s lifetime. MRI scans are a safer option that doesn’t expose people to radiation.

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