Posted On: December 16, 2009

CT Scan Radiation Causing Cancer

In October, we alerted readers that the FDA became aware of numerous radiation overexposures during CT scans at a particular facility, with patients receiving radiation doses that were approximately eight times the expected level. The article noted that this situation may reflect more widespread problems with CT quality assurance programs and may not be isolated to this particular facility - putting patients at increased risk for long-term radiation effects.

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