Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE April 11, 2019, 4:22 PM GMT / Source: NBC News If your doctor orders a CT scan, here is what you need to know: What is a CT scan? A computed tomography scan — also called a CT or CAT scan — is an imaging test that lets doctors see inside a person’s body. As a patient lies still on a table, special X-ray equipment takes pictures from different angles to create cross-sections of the body. The “slices” can be looked at individually or together to create 3-D views of tissues and organs, according to the National Cancer Institute. The test is painless and usually done on an outpatient basis. In some cases, a contrast dye is injected into the patient’s vein or a patient is asked to drink it to help parts of the body show up more clearly on the image. The test lasts anywhere from a few minutes to half an hour, … [Read more...] about What is a CT scan? What the test detects and how it works
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The prospect of cancer patients being put in taxis and driven miles for tumour scans by a private company was described this week. Banbury NHS stakeholders heard how NHS England’s bid to privatise the Churchill Hospital’s PET-CT scanners could mean the resignation of specialists and disruption of global research into cancer.Anita Higham, an elected governor of Oxford University Hospitals Trust (OUH) expressed alarm at the plan at Tuesday’s Community Partnership Network. “(Oxford) University has just bought a third scanner because of the significance of the quality of the research in that department,” she said. Mrs Higham said the privatisation had been dealt with entirely by NHS England as it is a specialist, regional service but she lamented the fact that Oxfordshire and South East health chiefs were completely bypassed. “Why (NHSE commissioners) did not understand that anything which might require patients being put into a taxi or ambulance to go … [Read more...] about Banbury backs fight against PET-CT cancer scanner privatisation
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 by: Ethan Huff Tags: badcancer, badhealth, badmedicine, cancer, cancer causes, CAT scans, computerized tomography, CT, CT scans, Dangerous Medicine, Digital Infrared Thermographic Imaging, imaging, ionizing radiation, medical, medical imaging, radiation, thermography, x-rays (Natural News) Most people probably don’t even think twice about it when they go in for recommended medical testing. But diagnostic and follow-up imaging scans can be highly detrimental to a person’s health – especially when radiation is involved. The computerized tomography scan, also known as a CT or CAT scan, is one such imaging protocol that, because it blasts ionizing radiation into a person’s body, can significantly increase one’s risk of developing cancer later on in life. Research published in the British Medical Journal back in 2013 found that a single CT scan is associated with a 24 percent overall increase in cancer incidence. This percentage … [Read more...] about Did you know that CT scans increase your cancer risk by a whopping 35 percent?
Monday, February 18, 2019 by: Edsel Cook Tags: anticancer, ascorbic acid, cancer causes, CT scan, Ginkgo, ginkgo biloba, goodcancer, goodhealth, goodmedicine, Lemon Balm, medical imaging, medical tech, natural cures, natural healing, natural medicine, nutrients, radiation science, spirulina, supplements, x-rays (Natural News) Undergoing any type of X-ray scan exposes your body to ionizing radiation that can damage DNA and cause cancer. Computerized tomography (CT) scans are one of the worst such methods. But if you are forced to undergo a CT scan, you should take at least one of several natural protections against X-ray radiation. A CT scan creates a detailed 3D image of the inside of a body part or even the entire body of a person. It can reveal abnormalities such as abscesses, aneurysms, cancer tumors, fractures, and other health risks. However, each session exposes the patient to as much radiation as multiple … [Read more...] about Four natural ways to prevent the negative effects of ionizing radiation caused by CT scans
By Kate Scannell | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 18, 2019 at 5:10 am | UPDATED: January 18, 2019 at 5:18 am It’s often said, “What you don’t know won’t hurt you.” But I’ve never understood the rationale behind that. In fact, as a doctor, I’d argue otherwise — that what you don’t know can harm you a great deal. I’m thinking of this in light of recent studies concerning radiation exposure from medical imaging tests like computerized tomography (CT) scans. Many of us don’t know that we’re exposed to ionizing radiation when we undergo a CT scan, that ionizing radiation is a carcinogen or that data links an increased risk of cancer to low-level doses that are commonly used in CT imaging. And while that increased risk may be small, it’s also cumulative over time — a concern for patients who receive multiple scans. The benefits of CT scans in diagnosing disease and saving lives are indisputable. … [Read more...] about Scannell: The radiation risk posed when you undergo CT scans