Cash cow causes cancer!

Did you know that one CT scan can bill up to $6,000 – and can usually be completed in the time it takes to sing the ABC song? Now consider this: 400+ x-rays or 1 CT scan = same radiation. In 2007 it was estimated that 29,000 new cancer cases would be caused by CT radiation in the same year. How about radiation burns from these diagnostic radiology procedures? It happens a lot more often than reported. Of course, CT scan image quality improves when you dial up the radiation levels, increasing the cancer-causing dose. The question is: will you associate the cancer that occurs 10 years from now with the scan they shot today? Probably not…

CT scans are handed out like candy to babies at a political rally.

CT scans are handed out like candy to babies at a political rally.

Posted on by Craig Stellpflug in Cancer causes

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