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Is all that scanning putting us at risk?

Because the cumulative radiation from medical imaging tests is a cancer concern, some doctors have begun to urge alternatives

By Liz Kowalczyk
Globe Staff / September 14, 2009

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Last year, when Dr. Aaron Sodickson and his colleagues counted the number of medical scans patients underwent in the emergency room at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, some patients clearly stood out. One 45-year-old woman with a history of kidney stones had 70 CT scans over 22 years. (Full article: 1168 words)

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