Computed tomography--an increasing source of radiation exposure.

@article{Brenner2007ComputedTI,
  title={Computed tomography--an increasing source of radiation exposure.},
  author={D. Brenner and E. Hall},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={357 22},
  pages={
          2277-84
        }
}
  • D. Brenner, E. Hall
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • The number of computed tomographic (CT) studies performed is increasing rapidly. Because CT scans involve much higher doses of radiation than plain films, we are seeing a marked increase in radiation exposure in the general population. Epidemiologic studies indicate that the radiation dose from even two or three CT scans results in a detectable increase in the risk of cancer, especially in children. This article summarizes the facts about this form of radiation exposure and the implications for… CONTINUE READING
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