[ RadSafe ] CT scans dangerous?
sjd at swcp.com
Wed Oct 31 19:59:49 CDT 2007
A very apt description. Thank you, John.
At 07:26 PM 10/30/07 -0700, John Jacobus wrote:
>Same stuff we have been seeing for years. Lots of statistics. No dead
>--- 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:
> > Any comments on the article about CT scans?
> > Steven Dapra
> > sjd at swcp.com
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