Wall Street Journal Health Blog, March 2, 2010
A nationwide push is underway to lower radiation exposure from CT scans, amid growing concern about the risks of cancer linked to the high-powered imaging technology, the Wall Street Journal Health Blog reports. The Society for Pediatric Radiology is sponsoring an "Image Gently" campaign to promote use of the smallest amount of radiation possible during an imaging study. The group also is urging radiologists to take other precautions, including covering areas of the such as reproductive organs, and to consider alternative tests such as ultrasound.
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