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Mercy Medical Center emphasizes safety in CT scans
Sacramento Bee

With about 25 patients a day going through Mercy Medical Center’s CT, or computerized topography, scanners, the hospital said it puts safety above all else.

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield was the latest hospital to admit that it had exposed 16 potential stroke patients to higher-than-recommended levels of radiation, despite following guidelines provided by the manufacturer of its CT scanner. At least two other hospitals in California have also found their patients have been exposed to too high a dose of radiation.