[ RadSafe ] CT scans dangerous?

John Jacobus crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 30 21:26:48 CDT 2007

Same stuff we have been seeing for years.  Lots of
statistics.  No dead bodies.

--- Steven Dapra <sjd at swcp.com> wrote:

> Oct. 29, 2007
> 	This article from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel of
> Oct. 14 was published 
> in today's Albuquerque Journal.
> 	The link 
> is: 
> 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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-- John
John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
e-mail:  crispy_bird at yahoo.com

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