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CT scans and cancer risk by Marie L. Patient Expert Posted Mon 04 Jan 2010 4:45pm Careful of CT scans, ESPECIALLY of your pelvis. From Medscape: -------------------------------- December 17, 2009 — Computed tomography (CT) scans are widely used and are an invaluable tool for medical imaging. However, the possible overuse of CT scans and the variability in radiation doses might subsequently lead to thousands of cases of ca ... Read on »
CT scans increasing cancer risk by Katherine B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 14 Dec 2009 1:00pm Doses of radiation from commonly performed computed tomography (CT) scans vary widely, appear higher than generally believed and may contribute to an estimated tens of thousands of future cancer cases, according to two reports in the December 14/28 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. CT scans have become ... Read on »
What is a CT Scan? What are the Benefits vs Risks? by ViaMedica Posted Wed 10 Feb 2010 12:00am What is CT Scanning of the Body? CT scanning—sometimes called CAT scanning—is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT scanning combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. These cross-sectional images ... Read on »
Do heart scans cause cancer? by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 13 Jul 2009 10:10pm Another in a series of data extrapolations that attempt to predict long-term cancer risk from medical radiation exposure was published in the July 13, 2009 Archives of Internal Medicine, viewable here. Over the years, I've fussed about the radiation dose used by some centers for CT heart scans. (Note: I'm talking about CT heart scans, not CT c ... Read on »
CT scans and radiation exposure by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:17pm 2 Comments The NY Times ran an article called With Rise in Radiation Exposure, Experts Urge Caution on Tests at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/19/health/19cons.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&a “This is an absolutely sentinel event, a wake-up call,” said Dr. Fred A. Mettler Jr., principal investigator fo ... Read on »
A combination PET and CT scan more effective than either alone by Katherine B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 11 Jan 2010 1:00pm A combined positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scan of the whole body appears to detect cancer in individuals with related neurologic complications more accurately than some other commonly used tests, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the March print issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA ... Read on »
Anal Cancers by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Anal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the anus. The anus is the end of the large intestine, below the rectum, through which stool (solid waste) leaves the body. Two sphincter muscles open and close the anal opening to let stool pass out of the body. The anal canal, the part of the anus between th ... Read on »
How to Avoid the Risks of a CT Incidentaloma by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Mon 02 May 2011 12:00am Pathologists use the suffix -oma to designate a tumor. Hence, a so-called incidentaloma is a lesion discovered by a radiologist during a CT exam. Here's a common scenario that patients may encounter. The treating physician is trying to diagnose lesion A. The radiologist discovers lesion B while seeking to confirm lesion A. Lesion B i ... Read on »
My CT scan has been rescheduled ... by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted Sat 21 Feb 2009 11:36pm My CT scan has been rescheduled for 10:30 today. I've been fasting since 8pm yesterday. Needless to say, I am one cranky little kiddie. Caroline sent me a care package yesterday. Thank you! I now have a good book to read and some fun mad libs to do. You can always count on Caroline for the good stuff. :) I've already tortured Chris wit ... Read on »
IBD by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 25 Jun 2009 9:53pm Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an idiopathic disease, probably involving an immune reaction of the body to its own intestinal tract. The 2 major types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. As the name suggests, ulcerative colitis is limited to the colon; Crohn disease can involve any segment of the gastrointestinal tract from the ... Read on »