Another study is adding to the growing body of evidence that CT scans in childhood can be linked to cancer later on.
The new study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, looked at seven U.S. health care systems and the use of CT scans on the head, abdomen, pelvis, chest and spine in kids under age 15.
CT scans are considered one of the greatest medical innovations in the last 50 years. The powerful tests can diagnose internal injuries from major accidents and illnesses in the internal abdomen area that physicians cannot see during a check-up.
To read the entire report, visit http://healthland.time.com/2013/06/11/why-the-link-between-childhood-cancer-and-ct-scans-may-be-overblown/#ixzz2VuQvmPzJ
DIS is accredited by the American College of Radiology in Computed Tomography (CT), meeting or exceeding standards set for quality, patient safety and technology. We are also a strong local supported of the national Image Gently and Image Wisely campaigns for safety in medical imaging. Our standards include utilizing dose reduction software to cut unnecessary medical radiation during an exam by up to 40%, providing each patient with maximum patient shielding, and scanning only the area needed for a quality study for the radiologist.
If your physician or health care provider recommends a CT, rest assured you will be tended to with care, dignity and respect, and kept as safe as possible, providing your doctor with the very best images and reports needed for an accurate diagnosis. Contact our call center at 504-883-5999 to schedule a visit. CT is performed at all three DIS locations.
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