Dr Oz did a segment called “Oz Alert: Dangerous Radiation: Are You At Risk?” where he discussed a topic that all of us are wondering about – how much is too much radiation whether it comes from Airport Scanners, Dental X-Rays or CT Scans. Doctor Oz asked the questions – are we overusing CT Scans (pronounced Cat Scans)?
Dr Oz: Are We Overusing CT Scans?
Dr Oz said that CT Scans are important for helping to detect tumors and heart blockages. But now CT Scans are used for all sorts of things from stomach pain to headaches. In 1980, 3 million CT Scans were ordered and by 2008 that number was up to 90 million CT Scans ordered. Two new studies show that we are using more radiation than previously thought, and this could be leading to an increased risk for getting cancer.