Tuesday, December 4, 2007
CT exams to add ot cancer risk, New England Journal of Medicine
New England Journal of Medicine warns that if you take a CT test you could highten your risk of getting cancer.
Ct gives us rays that are 50-100 times more potent than xray. Our cancer rate has gone up fomr .04 to .02% in the past few years since tis technology has become available.
The Journal says that people may elect to take lower radiation levels tests. They coudl take longer but they are potentially less harmful.
So..will you take the less harmful tests?