Concerns About CT Scans and the Risk of Cancer

Concerns About CT Scans and the Risk of Cancer

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.

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. Rita Redberg

a cardiologist specializing in heart disease in women, Professor of Medicine at UCSF School of Medicine, Editor of Archives of Internal Medicine

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. 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. 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

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