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CT scan may give patients high radiation dose

Posted on Apr 6, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Heart patients are getting equivalent of 600 chest X-rays, researchers sayupdated 6:03 p.m. ET, Tues., Feb. 3, 2009 CHICAGO – Patients are receiving the equivalent of 600 chest X-rays when they get CT scans for heart disease and not enough clinics are using known ways to reduce this exposure, researchers reported on Tuesday. While the potential risk of developing cancer after a cardiac CT scan is slight, at less than 1 percent, researchers in the large, international study found the radiation doses from such tests varied widely among hospitals, suggesting more can be done to minimize...

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