Hospitals, doctors, patients try to cut radiation from CT scans

USA Today, November 23, 2010

National attention over patients receiving potentially harmful doses of radiation from CT scans and other medical imaging tests has led some hospitals to take more measures to reduce radiation exposure, particularly for those facing repeat scans.

To safeguard patients, many are designing new guidelines as well as purchasing new scanners that lower radiation doses.

Oakwood Hospital here has spent nearly $4 million this year on new CT machines and upgrades.

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