CT Scans May Cause Cancer, Study Shows

December 15, 2009

U.S. (ChattahBox) – The effects of CT scans on the human body have always been in dispute, but they have generally been considered safe for most. However, a new study done by the University of California San Francisco says that may not be the case.

According to the study, the amount of radiation given in complete CT scans may be enough to significantly raised the risks of cancer.

The amount of radiation in a scan is measured in millisieverts. According to research, each scan emits between 2 and 31 millisieverts that is absorbed by the body.

The amount of radiation that was found to increase the risks of cancer in victims at Hiroshima was 10 millisieverts.

Since the amount of scans done on patients has increased from 3 million to 70 million per year since 2007, the figure is a serious.

Another study, done of those results from a 2007 research project, has projected 29,000 new cancer cases as a result of this.

“In light of these data, physicians (and their patients) cannot be complacent about the hazards of radiation or we risk creating a public health time bomb,” Dr. Rita Redberg of the University of California San Francisco said of the two studies.

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