Annual chest x-rays fail to reduce death rate from lung cancer

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Best strategy for discovering lung tumors are the more costly CT scans.

Chest X-rays done annually didn’t significantly reduce the death rate from lung cancer in a study involving more than 150,000 patients that reflects the challenges of using early detection to save lives in the battle against malignancies.

 

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Worries About Radiation Exposure to Children in the Dentist’s Chair

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An image from a cone-beam CT scanner used by dentists.

Because children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to radiation, doctors three years ago mounted a national campaign to protect them by reducing diagnostic radiation to only those levels seen as absolutely necessary.

 

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CAT Scans Put Patients at Greater Risk of Developing Cancer

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CT or CAT Scan

Having a CT – or CAT – scan puts patients at far greater risk of developing cancer than previously thought, scientists claim.  The radiation generated by the scans – an increasingly popular diagnostic tool – may trigger the disease in as many as one in 80 patients.

 

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Rare Prehistoric Pregnant Turtle Fossil Found in Utah

Rare Prehistoric Pregnant Turtle Fossil Found in Utah

 CT technician preparing to run a 75 million-year-old turtle fossil through a CT scanner

Paleontologists say a 75-million-year-old turtle fossil uncovered in southern Utah has a clutch of eggs inside, making it the first prehistoric pregnant turtle found in the United States.

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