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Mayo Clinic Cuts Down X-ray Radiation Exposure
2012-08-22 08:21:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Since their first medical use in to late 19th century, X-rays have been a useful and fascinating tool. When inventor Wilhelm Rontgen produced the first-ever X-ray image of his wife´s arm, she proclaimed, “I have seen my death.” Rontgen´s wife may have unwittingly made a dire warning as the benefits of the technology are somewhat offset by the damage carcinogenic X-rays cause to the skin and human DNA. However,...

2012-08-07 13:18:59

White children are more likely to receive cranial (head) CT scans in an emergency department following minor head trauma, compared with African-American or Hispanic children, a study published by researchers at UC Davis has found. The study findings do not indicate that CT (computed tomography) scans are underused in African-American and Hispanic children. Rather, the researchers suggested that white children may receive too many CT scans and thus may be exposed to unnecessary radiation....

2012-07-26 13:15:49

Adding computed tomography (CT) scans to standard screening procedures may help emergency room staff more rapidly determine which patients complaining of chest pain are having a heart attack or may soon have a heart attack, and which patients can be safely discharged, according to a study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. Researchers in the study focused on a condition known as acute coronary syndrome, which includes...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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