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Frequently used CT scans may raise cancer risk

In a few decades, as many as 2 percent of all cancers in the United States might be due to radiation from CT scans given now, according to the authors of the report. Some experts say that estimate is overly alarming. But they agree with the need to curb ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/22010076/ns/health-health_care/t/frequently-used-ct-sc...

CT scans to rule out heart attacks don't help, study says

If you're having chest pains, an advanced type of CT scan can quickly rule out a heart attack. New research suggests this might be good for hospitals, but not necessarily for you. These heart scans cut time spent in the hospital but didn't save money ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/48326606/ns/health-heart_health/t/ct-scans-rule-out-he...

Multiple CT scans in kids linked to later cancer risk

Over the last two decades CT scans in children have skyrocketed and the radiation from the CT procedures could result in thousands of future cases of cancer, according to a large, multi-center study published Monday. But cutting unnecessary scans and ...http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/10/18886144-multiple-ct-scans-in-kids-li...

CT scans in ERs catch only 25 percent of strokes

The study led some experts, writing in the medical journal The Lancet, to declare that MRI scans should replace CT X-rays as the standard of care. The journal published the stroke study in Friday’s issue. “This mantle should now be passed to magnetic ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/16813344/ns/health-heart_health/t/ct-scans-ers-catch-o...

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Body CT (CAT Scan) - RadiologyInfo

Updated April. 15, 2014

Current and accurate information for patients about CAT Scan (CT)of the body. Learn what you might experience, how to prepare for the exam, benefits, risks and much more.http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=bodyct

X-ray computed tomography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated April. 14, 2014

X-ray computed tomography (x-ray CT) is a technology that uses computer-processed x-rays to produce tomographic images (virtual 'slices') of specific areas of the ...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-ray_computed_tomography

CAT Scan (Computed Tomography or CT Scan): Procedure ...

Updated April. 13, 2014

A computed tomography (CT) scan uses X-rays to make detailed pictures of structures inside the body.http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/computed-tomography-ct-scan-of-the-body

Computerized Tomography (CT Scan, Computerized Axial ...

Updated April. 14, 2014

Computerized Tomography (CT scan) is a procedure that assists in diagnosing tumors, fractures, bony structures, and infections in the organs and tissues of ...http://www.medicinenet.com/cat_scan/article.htm