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Increased CT scan use in children may boost cancer risk, JAMA study says
Modern Healthcare

Increased use of computed tomography scans in children younger than 14 years old may mean that those children are at an increased risk for radiation-induced cancer, according to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics. The study looked at CT scans performed at seven hospitals systems in the U.S. and found that CT scans of the head, abdomen and pelvis, chest or spine doubled in children younger than 5 years old from 1996 to 2005.