Patients unaware of radiation risks of CT scans
Doctors don’t often tell patients of CT scan risks By Andrew M. Seaman, Chicago Tribune Reuters March 4, 2013 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Only about a third of patients surveyed at one U.S. medical center said their doctors told them about the possible risks of a CT scan, such as radiation exposure, a new study finds.
The new study jibes with previous research that found people are unaware of the radiation risks posed by CT scans (see Reuters Health article of January 3, 2013 here: http://reut.rs/VurqxS).
CT scans are high-powered X-rays that provide clearer images but expose patients to between ten and 100 times as much radiation as a normal head or chest X-ray……
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