Another study is adding to the growing body of evidence that CT scans in childhood can be linked to cancer later on.
The new study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, looked at seven U.S. health care systems and the use of CT scans on the head, abdomen, pelvis, chest and spine in kids under age 15.
CT scans are considered one of the greatest medical innovations in the last 50 years. The powerful tests can diagnose internal injuries from major accidents and illnesses in the internal abdomen area that physicians cannot see during a check-up.
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