The media attack on the health system determines the doctors to inefficiently spend public money and, regarding the alternative--skull X-ray and 24 hours hospitalization--they prefer examination via CT scan
and 48 hours hospitalization.
classified their bone density as normal) almost half of patients who had an osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture that was subsequently identified via CT scan
Researchers compared CT scans
to DXA scans for 1,867 patients over 10 years, and found that DXA scans overlooked almost half of patients who had an osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture that was subsequently identified in a CT scan
; the DXA scans had shown normal bone density.
Of 680,000 Australians exposed to a CT scan
from birth to 19 years, cancer incidence was increased by 24% compared with the incidence in more than 10 million unexposed people, the new research found.
If you are pregnant, do not have a CT scan
unless it is a matter of life and death.
This was seen in a study of all people under 22 years of age who had a first CT scan
within the NHS in England, Wales, or Scotland between 1985 and 2002.
In the study researchers from Newcastle University and the National Cancer Institute in the US looked at 175,000 children and young people under 21 being treated on the NHS who received their first CT scan
between 1985 and 2002.
Figures published in The Lancet medical journal showed that the chances of an individual developing cancer after a CT scan
RESEARCHER Newcastle University's Dr Mark Pearce with an X-ray taken prior to CT scan
Summary: SHARJAH -- A new CT scan
machine has been installed at Al Dhaid Hospital months after a number of road traffic victims and patients were turned away due to lack of equipment and staff.
The Japanese engineer told Al-Ansi that the CT scan
should not be used more than 50 times a day.
In the initial CT scan
of the abdomen and the pelvis, intraluminal pathology, if found, is always mentioned.