Latest Radiography Stories

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....

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