Heavy use of CT raises concerns about radiation exposure: Keep your radiation account
The use of radiation-based imaging is rising, especially in critically ill patients, who are often subject to CT scans and x-rays. In many ICUs, 100 millisieverts (mSv), the limit which otherwise should not exceed in five years, is exceeded within a week of admission. Children undergo between 5 million and 9 million CT scans annually.Abdominal CTs are one of the highest radiation risk tests, which should not be repeated unless called for. It contains 10 mSv of radiation, t
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