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Cancer risk from cardiac CT

"Scientists have found evidence that the risk of cancer from exposure to radiation during computed tomography for cardiovascular disease has been overstated. Radiology and cardiovascular researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C., also said that the new estimates are several times lower than previously published conclusions. In earlier studies, many scientists claimed that the risk of cancer from radiation exposure during CT for cardiovascular disease was approximately 1 in 114, but the new study suggests that the risk is 1 in 1000."
The findings of the study were presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago.
Cancer risk from cardiac CT Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Monday, January 05, 2009 Rating: 5

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