New studies indicate overexposure to radiation from CT scans could increase the risk of cancer and cause thousands of deaths. What the studies show and alternative diagnostic tests.

Guests

  • Dr. Donald Frush chair of the American College of Radiology Pediatric Imaging Commission, Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center, part of an effort at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) looking at radiation from medical imaging scans
  • Dr. Rebecca Smith-Bindman Professor UC San Francisco Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Visiting Research Scientist of Radiation Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute
  • Dr. Peter Shields Deputy Director of the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University, a professor in Oncology and Medicine, a hematologist at Georgetown University.
  • Dr. Rita Redberg a cardiologist specializing in heart disease in women, Professor of Medicine at UCSF School of Medicine, Editor of Archives of Internal Medicine

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Friday News Roundup – International

Friday, May 22 2015ISIS takes control of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Several nations agree to take in Southeast Asian migrants. And the U.S. and Cuba move closer to full restoration of diplomatic ties. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup – Domestic

Friday, May 22 2015The NSA's bulk data collection faces a Friday deadline. A massive airbag recall could take years to complete. And the State Department makes plans to release the first batch of Hillary Clinton's emails. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

Steve Inskeep: “Jacksonland”

Thursday, May 21 2015For years President Andrew Jackson was locked in a battle over Indian lands with a Cherokee chief. NPR’s Steve Inskeep on the history of that rivalry, how it led to the "Trail of Tears" and helped set the stage for the Civil War.