X-rays and Cancer Risk: A Small Amount of Risk, The Study Found

June 10, 2014 7:12 AM

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X-rays and Cancer Risk: A Small Amount of Risk, The Study Found

According to an article published in the in the American Heart Association journal Circulation a new study shows very ambiguous news. The results of the study at Duke University Medical Center, shows that most children with heart disease who undergo medical imaging tests such as X-rays have a relatively low risk of getting cancer, but kids with complex conditions who required repeat CT scans or cardiac catheterizations had a significantly higher lifetime risk.

It has long been established that radiation in large dosis can cause cancer, but it had also previously been established that the radiation dosis in X-rays and CT scans was minimal.

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