Doctors rarely tell patients of CT scan risks

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March 4, 2013  Reuters reported on a study that found that few doctors warn patients on the radiation risk of CT-scans. In the article, “Only about a third of patients surveyed at one U.S. medical center said their doctors told them about the possible risks of a CT scan, such as radiation exposure, a new study finds. Researchers, who published their findings in JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday, also found that most patients thought their doctors made the final decision to have the scans…The new study jibes with previous research that found people are unaware of the radiation risks posed by CT scans (see Reuters Health article of January 3, 2013 here: reut.rs/VurqxS).”

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