News tagged with ct scan

Average child may get 7 radiation scans by age 18

(AP) -- The first large study to examine the use of X-rays, CT scans and other medical radiation in children estimates the average child will get more than seven radiation scans by age 18, a potentially worrisome trend.

dateJan 03, 2011 in Health
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Study: CT scans modestly cut lung cancer deaths

(AP) -- A special type of CT scan can detect lung cancer early enough to save some lives, the National Cancer Institute announced Thursday - the first evidence that a screening test may help fight the nation's top cancer ...

dateNov 04, 2010 in Cancer
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Researchers use CT to predict heart disease

Using incidental findings from routine diagnostic CT, radiologists may be better able to identify people at high risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new study appearing online and in the November issue of Radiology.

dateSep 28, 2010 in Medical research
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