Radiation scans are becoming more common in children, study says

01/3/2011 | Google

Data on more than 355,000 children showed that 42% of them had been exposed at least once to radiation from diagnostic tests, including X-ray and CT scan, while 25% underwent at least two such radiation procedures during the three-year study period. Researchers estimated that an average child will have more than seven radiation scans by age 18 and that about 6 million children will undergo at least one CT scan in a three-year period.

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