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A new study finds that radiation from the commonly perform CT scan are higher than generally thought, raising concerns about increased risk for cancer.
Compared to other imaging procedures, the median effective dose delivered through a single CT scan was as high as 74 mammograms or 442 chest x-rays, according to Smith-Bindman.
Cancer from CT Screenings?
Originally posted by wiredamerican
Cancer from CT Screenings?
I can see right through this propaganda. I was curious and searched google for just how much money is spent on CT scans, I found one number that stated Currently $158,500,000 is spent on CT scans and MR imaging scans . And that dollar number is just for prostate scanning.
This is the part of the start of propaganda to try and talk people into not getting expensive treatments. Just like the mammogram story a couple weeks ago.
Expect much much more propaganda on procedures that will be frowned upon by a "New study".
This is all a part of Health Care Reform. I will predict that many many more common procedures are going to be shunned within the next year.
or are you referring to the government ? to deter people from getting scans so they don't have to pay for it under the new Obama care??
Originally posted by wycky
This way we
1. Go to the Doctor pay them to tell us we need a X-ray.
2. Then go get the X-ray and pay the radiologist to take the scan and right a report.
3. Then go back to the Doctor to read the report and tell us the X-ray shows nothing you should get a CT Sacn , and pay the doctor again.
4. Repeat the above steps 1-3 until a conclusion is reached.
5. Purchase drugs from chemist / do physio / surgery what ever is required.
6. Start to feel better
7. Get sick again
8. more CT scans (repeat steps 1 -3)
9. Find out you have cancer
10. chemo for a year
11. every body has made a lot of money from you
12. you may live
Originally posted by Johnmike
reply to post by Clearskies
Microwaves and radiation from power lines are not ionizing radiation and are nothing like x-rays.
Originally posted by jjjtir
reply to post by wycky
Yes, old CRTs are worse monitors than newer LCDs in radiation emittance.
Although just speculation, some people believe that the CRT radiation cause the infamous computer myopia/nearsightedness.
It can take a while longer to get myopia with LCDs.
I myself am a computer addict, spending like 6 hours in front of a monitor daily.
I have 2 degrees myopia in one eye and 1.75 in the other according to my last ophthalmologist examination.