[ RadSafe ] CT scans dangerous?

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Mon Oct 29 20:41:43 CDT 2007

Oct. 29, 2007

	This article from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel of Oct. 14 was published 
in today's Albuquerque Journal.

	The link 
This is the website of the American College of Radiology.  (The article 
didn't seem to be available on the SFS-S website.)

	According to the article, the ECRI Institute "an independent research 
group, estimates that CT scans cause 6,000 cases of cancer per year, half 
of them fatal, making them more of a risk than wrong-site surgeries."

	The ECRI's URL is <http://www.ecri.org/Pages/default.aspx>.  It was 
founded in 1968 as the Emergency Care Research Institute.  A summary of its 
history will be found here:  <http://www.ecri.org/About/Pages/History.aspx>.

	Any comments on the article about CT scans?

Steven Dapra
sjd at swcp.com

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