New York: Overexposure to CT scan radiations can increase cancer risk, according to a new study.Dr. Rebecca Smith-Bindman, from the University of California in San Francisco, claims that these scans may cause 29,000 new cancers a year and 14,500 deaths.
However, Smith-Bindman believes that CT scans can be made safer, as up to one-third of these scans aren`t medically necessary, since even three-dimensional pictures can also diagnose cancers, aneurysms and blood clots.She concluded: "Just like we can make the driving experience safer - not to text or talk on the phone - we can make these scans a lot safer and we should. We have the technology and science to do that. Life is risky - so why not do everything possible to make it safer?" ANI
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