Rethinking Full Body CT Scans

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We consider the effects of full body CT scans on healthy people. New research says that elective full-body computed tomography (CT) scans can increase a person's risk of cancer. "The radiation dose from a full-body CT scan is comparable to the doses received by some of the atomic-bomb survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki," wrote the authors of the study in the journal Radiology.


David J. Brenner, professor, radiation oncology and public health at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health



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