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Doctors Urged to Minimize CT Scans in Children - 09/28/2010

Doctors Urged to Minimize CT Scans in Children

Release Date: September 28, 2010

A CT scan can mean the difference between an accurate and a wrong diagnosis, timely and delayed treatment and, in some cases, life and death. But because CT scans and other tests that use X-ray technology expose the body to often large doses of radiation, their unnecessary, repeated and excessive use may increase cancer risk, especially in children. 

Read more:  http://www.hopkinschildrens.org/Doctors-Urged-to-Minimize-CT-Scans-in-Children.aspx

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