Saturday, June 9, 2012

CT scans and cancer risk in children:

New research highlights the risk of ionising radiation from computed tomography (CT) given to children. Radiation exposure from 2 to 3 CT scans of the head in childhood (aged under 15 years) giving a cumulative dose of around 60 mGy could increase the risk of developing brain cancer; around 5 to 10 scans (cumulative dose around 50 mGy) could increase the risk of leukaemia. While the absolute risk of these cancers occurring after CT is small, radiation doses from CT should be kept as low as possible.


Avoid excessive CT scanning share it with ur frnzz nd family.. :)