CT perfusion and radiation poisoning

December 9, 2009

Stroke imaging by CT perfusion has exposed more than 200 patients to radiation poisoning in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles only. But this is just an example of a problem emerging in many medical centers. This has led the FDA authorities to issue a set of preemptive recommendations for the use of CT perfusion. The rapid developments of CT imaging in the last couple of years has led to a significant increase in CT scans, sometimes without taking into account the risks associated to radiation. For more information, take a look at the following links:
http://www.diagnosticimaging.com/display/article/113619/1491688
http://www.diagnosticimaging.com/display/article/113619/1475485
http://www.diagnosticimaging.com/display/article/113619/1491848

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