Category: CT Scan Radiation Cancer
The True Tale: Nature has provided a remarkable human machine. It has formed billions of cells in the body, with each working harmoniously with its neighbors toward a common mission: to think, reason, speak, see, hear, feel, smell, walk, to support an immune system designed to fight off any domestic
The Washington Post has published a story about a retired nurse who suffered years of side effects from a surgery to remove her gallbladder. The surgeon incorrectly modified her liver, resulting in an odd side effect of significant itching. Years of scans were misread until a specialist recognized the symptoms
Headaches are among the most common maladies affecting Americans. Most people get a headache at least a few times a year, with some suffering this type of pain multiple times a week. The level of pain can range from a minor nuisance up to a blinding agony that requires shutting
When cancer is suspected, oncologists will often order a CT scan of the area to determine how to proceed diagnostically. Finding tumors early is key to implementing a treatment protocol that results in the best possible prognosis, and a properly performed CT scan provides meaningful information to the physician. When
Reading between the lines is important when looking at the news. What is presented as positive often attempts to hide a negative that has existed for too long. That is the case with new research from the University of California San Francisco regarding radiation doses for people undergoing CT scans.
The smaller newspapers have started to notice. Though the Wall Street Journal and New York Times aren’t trumpeting it from their front pages, it is becoming harder and harder to ignore the damage done by CT scan radiation. The Ames Tribute recently ran a story about a woman who was
It’s been long established that the radiation from CT scans can have negative consequences. The most commonly experienced side effect of the radiation is the development of cancer. Because of this, some doctors and hospitals have moved away from this procedure, though it remains one of the most common types