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Nannette Brown Feb 27, 2010 Eng 3 AM NPR summary and response On Wednesday December 16, 2009 Diane Rehm, host of the “The Diane Rehm Show” on NPR did a segment about CT scans and the risk of cancer. Diane had four guests Dr. Rita Redberg, Dr. Peter Shields, Dr. Rebecca Smith-Bindman, and Dr. Donald Frush they all gave important information, some of the information was how CT scans are used at a higher doses of radiation especially at the abdomen, but are lowered in cases such as pediatrics and when scanning the cranium. They also explained what an CT scan was it’s an 3D image of the inside of the body used to diagnosis cancer and to follow up on it, it’s one of the cheap forms of diagnostics and its faster that MRI’s. MRI’s are a radiation free form of diagnostics like an ultrasound. One topic that the entire group seemed to agree upon was there is a rising risk of developing cancer after just 1 scan. With 3 million scans done in 1980 and 72 million done in 2007 someone could tell how increasingly the numbers are growing. They brought up another test called
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course ENG 3 taught by Professor May during the Spring '10 term at Northern Virginia Community College.

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