CT Scan Caution
By Refadoc, Posted on : Wednesday, 31 December 2015 - 4:49 am IST
A large number of people all over the world presume that CT Scans, one of the major diagnostic tools available to us, is safe. If you are one of those people, read this:
A study conducted in 2007 ruled out around 200,000 people all over the world were projected to develop cancer due to a CT scan! Shocking, is it?
Today, doctors tend to recommend CT Scans three times more as they did back in 1993. But new scientific evidence has proved that sometimes this over exposure to the radiation is one of the major reasons why people develop Cancer and other terminal diseases. Getting one single CT scan is equal to 442 chest X rays as suggested by the National Cancer Institute.
Though getting a CT scan is known to be lifesaving, yet more often than not, these scans are prescribed even when they are not necessarily needed. Suspected Kidney stones, head trauma as well as abdominal pains are some of the major reasons why unwarranted scans are prescribed to the patients.
In case you are wondering how to get past the disadvantages in order to make the most of your CT scan, here are a few tips:
- Always ask your doctor if the scans results can change your treatment plan. In case he says no, then what is the need for a scan?
- Check out the other alternative tests which are available in the market which involve the use of lesser radiation and provide sufficient information regarding your diagnosis.
- In case your child has been prescribed a CT scan, make sure that you talk to the machine technician in order to ensure that the machine’s settings have been set to the levels needed for a Pediatric Exam. For children, it takes lesser radiation in order to produce the needed results. Also, kids are more vulnerable towards radiation.
Login to Add Comment
Symptoms of Eating Disorder Do you suspect that your child is suffering from an Eating Disorder? In recent times various studies have confirmed that Bulimia and Anorexia ha
Split Ends: Women all over the world are known to suffer from split ends. When hair ends are exposed to the harmful chemicals, they can end up being dr
Alcoholism does not seem like much of a problem to a large number of people. However, deep down it plays a host towards the rising of major issues and problems in a person’s mental and physic
Did you know that being well spotted could actually work in your favor? It has been found that moles are linked with a delayed aging process. A recent scientific research has
7 tips to Prevent Hair Loss
10 Tips to Get Rid of Dark Circles
Eating rice won't make you fat
13 Wonderful Health Benefits of Mushrooms
Guavas in Pregnancy - Major Health Benefits
Benefits of eating Watermelons during Pregnancy
Honey During Pregnancy - Is It Safe?
10 Reasons for Cramping During Early Pregnancy
12 Incredible Health Benefits of Persimmon
Lady's Finger : Major Health Benefits
25 Surprising Carrot Juice Benefits for Skin & Health
20 Effective Home Remedies for Fairer Skin