CT scans & cancer? It is estimated that the # of CT scans done in 2007 will be responsible for 29 THOUSAND additional cancers due to radiation exposure. I can’t tell you how often I’ve had patients come in that had a CT or MRI (no radiation exposure w/ MRI) and there was no need.

This article does not even go into the # of patients that end up having epidurals & surgery for incidental findings on advanced imaging that are not the cause of a patient’s pain. Bottom line? Most of a doctor’s decision should be based on info that get from you. Labs, imaging should not be done blindly because there ARE risks.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.