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18 Jun 2011 11:17


U.S.: Report: Hospitals giving out unnecessary double-CT scans

Fun fact about CT scans: They cost lots of money. Also, a chest CT scan has as much radiation as 350 chest X-rays. So why are some hospitals giving them to patients twice? source

14 Dec 2009 21:24


U.S.: Bad kind of irony: The thing that detects your cancer might cause it

Apparently, a single CT scan – often used to detect cancer in some people – can cause cancer in some people. Get your tinfoil hats on. source