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Cool Down on the CT Scanning?

As the L.A. Times reports, two new studies, from researchers at the University of California-San Francisco and the National Cancer Institute, suggest that hospitals may want to cut down on the volume of CT scans. One of the studies estimates that “about 29,000 future cancers could be related to CT scans performed in the United States in 2007 alone.” The researchers’ advice to patients: keep track of how many CT scans you receive, and argue against them with your doctor. (HT: David Friedman) [%comments]