News tagged with ionizing radiation

Benefits of CT outweigh cancer risks in young adults

The underlying medical conditions facing young adults who undergo computed tomography (CT) exams represent a significantly greater health risk than that of radiation-induced cancer from CT, according to a new study published ...

Feb 05, 2013
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More U.S. kids get high-radiation scans, study says

(HealthDay)—Increasing numbers of U.S. children undergo diagnostic imaging tests such as MRIs and CT scans, and higher-radiation tests account for a growing proportion of these procedures, researchers report.

Dec 03, 2012
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Study: Heart catheter procedures facilitated by MRIs

(Medical Xpress)—Heart catheter procedures guided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are as safe as X-ray-guided procedures and take no more time, according to a pilot study conducted at the National Institutes of Health. ...

Sep 10, 2012
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