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Patient Education on CT Scan Risks Lacking
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Patients place considerable confidence in CT scans, but they fail to understand the risks they may be taking, researchers say. Patients may be confident in the evaluations the scans allow, but they substantially underestimate the amount of radiation involved in the process.

The study, published in the January issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine, highlights the need for increased patient awareness about the appropriate use of, and the risks inherent in, CT imaging.

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