Ct Scan

4 Medical Tests That Could Do More Harm than Good

…is minimal and safe. The truth is that a CT scan, particularly that of the abdomen, exposes patients to levels of radiation comparable to Japanese atomic bomb survivors. Most tests involve two or three scans for a total of 30–45 mSv, and often, repeat scans are ordered every few months to follow patients’…

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Should You Get Screened for an Aneurysm?

…if you’re at high risk your doctor will probably order an ultrasound or echocardiogram to screen for undetected aneurysms. Computed tomography (CT) scans and aortic angiograms, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can also pinpoint location and details of an aneurysm. If your physician detects an aneurysm…

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