CT Scan: This Popular Procedure Tripled the Cancer Risk of 1.65 Million People Last Year

CT Scan: This Popular Procedure Tripled the Cancer Risk of 1.65 Million People Last Year

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  • The use of advanced diagnostic imaging in the US has substantially increased between 1996 and 2010. The use of CT scans tripled during that time, dramatically increasing lifetime radiation exposure as CT scans and nuclear medicine examinations deliver far higher doses of radiation than conventional x-rays. Researchers warn there’s evidence showing that radiation levels in the range now employed are linked to the development of radiation-induced cancers

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