Radiation risk from imaging increasing in non-elderly patients

08/26/2009 | HealthImaging.com

A U.S. study found that of the non-elderly Americans who were administered at least one imaging test in a three-year period, about 20% got a moderate-to-very high radiation dose. Just over 75% of the tests involved CT and nuclear imaging. Measures for "optimizing and ensuring appropriate use of these procedures in the general population should be developed," the researchers said.

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