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NYT: Radiation, Risks Are Focus of Breast Screening Studies
August 24, 2010, 1:22 pm
Filed under: News

By RONI CARYN RABIN
Published: August 24, 2010
When Dr. Deborah Rhodes orders a diagnostic test that involves radiation, she consults a chart in her office that lists the amount of radiation exposure from each test. She considers the patient’s total past exposure, and then carefully weighs the risks and benefits of each test and any alternative approaches she can take.

Two new studies appearing in Tuesday’s issue of the journal Radiology suggest more physicians should take this approach. One study found that certain nuclear-based breast imaging exams that involve injecting radioactive material into patients expose women to far higher doses of radiation than regular mammography, increasing their risk of cancer in vulnerable organs beyond the breast, like the kidneys, bladder or ovaries.

 Read further at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/24/science/24breast.html?_r=1

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