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Well: CT Scans Increase Children's Cancer Risk, Study Finds

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Researchers say the small but significant increases in the risk of leukemia and brain cancer do not mean that CT scans should be avoided entirely, but that the test should be performed only when necessary.


FDA: Kids' medical tests need child-size radiation

Kids: X-Ray Radiation

The government is taking steps to help ensure that children who need CT scans and other X-ray-based tests don't get an adult-sized dose of radiation....


CT scans of smokers can reduce lung cancer deaths by 20%, study reports

Advanced CT imaging can reduce deaths from lung cancer by 20% among heavy smokers, according to long-awaited results from the first comparison of CT scanning and regular chest X-rays, researchers said Thursday.


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