CT scans

Grace Hickson and Andre (credit: CBS)

Imaging Scans Could Be Harmful To Children Later On In Life

A lot of parents turn to imaging procedures like CT scans or MRIs to make sure their children are healthy, but it turns out those very tests could be putting them in harm’s way later in life.

12/03/2012

The FDA recommends manufacturers develop scanners that are safer for children (credit: CBS)

FDA Urges Production Of Scanners That Are Safer For Children

Children could be getting unnecessarily high levels of radiation when they undergo CT scans and X-Rays. The FDA urges manufacturers to develop new scanners with children in mind.

05/09/2012

The closed Heart Check America office in Denver (credit: CBS)

Denver Clinic Fined $3.2M For CT Scans

A Denver clinic accused of conducting CT scans on patients without orders from a licensed doctor has been fined nearly $3.2 million, Colorado health officials said Monday.

08/08/2011

The closed Heart Check America office in Denver (credit: CBS)

CT Scan Company Closes Denver Office After State Review

A company that conducts CT scans has closed its Denver office after an investigation by the Colorado health department.

05/09/2011

A volunteer stands inside a "millimeter wave" scanner during a demonstration at the Transportation Security Administration's Systems Integration Facility at Ronald Reagan National Airport Dec. 30, 2009, in Arlington, Va. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

How Much Radiation Are We Getting At Airports?

Denver International Airport has what are called, millimeter wave technology machines. They use the same type of waves used by a cell phone. What’s the risk there? Well considering the amount of energy is thousands of times less than a cell phone transmission — we’ll let you judge.

11/30/2010

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Study: CT Scans Modestly Cut Lung Cancer Deaths

A major study shows giving heavy smokers special CT scans can detect lung cancer early enough to modestly lower their risk of death — the first clear evidence that a screening test may help fight the nation’s top cancer killer.

11/05/2010

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