Thursday, July 16, 2009

Radiation Dose, Cancer Risk From Coronary Artery Calcium Screening Estimated

ScienceDaily (July 16, 2009) — A study based on computer modeling of radiation risk suggests that widespread screening for the buildup of calcium in the arteries using computed tomography scans would lead to an estimated 42 additional radiation-induced cancer cases per 100,000 men and 62 cases per 100,000 women, according to a new report.

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