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Researchers reviewing the records of approximately 250,000 women enrolled in an integrated healthcare delivery system found that increased CT utilization between 2000 and 2010 could result in an increase in the risk of breast cancer for certain women, including younger patients and those who received repeat exams.
Radiation doses from common CT procedures vary widely and are higher than generally thought, raising concerns about increased risk for cancer.
Advanced computer tomography, or CT scans, doubled and magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI scans, tripled per patient over the last ten years, researchers noted on Monday.
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