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The possible cancer toll of CT scans

from The New York Times

Each year more than 4 million computed tomography scans are performed on children, and they are increasing the risk for future cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers writing online in June's JAMA Pediatrics counted the number of CT scans performed on children under 15 from 1996 to 2010 in seven American health care systems and calculated the average dose of radiation delivered to the head, abdomen, chest or spine. more

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