A new study suggests the amount of radiation in CT scans can lead to the development of cancer.
Chicago, Illinois (WiredPRNews.com) – A new study suggests CT scans can increase the risk of developing cancers. As reported by Reuters, researchers found that the high amount of radiation in CT scans is projected to lead to thousands of new cancer cases and excess deaths.
Dr. Rita Redberg, editor of the Archives of Internal Medicine, is quoted in the report as stating of the research, “What we learned is there is a significant amount of radiation with these CT scans, more than what we thought, and there is a significant number of cancers… It’s estimated that just from the CT scans done in one year, just in 2007, there will be 15,000 excess deaths.”
More information about the study may be available in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
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