Visitors to GlobalMed’s booth (#1909) at HIMSS 2014 in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 24-27, 2014, can participate in a live demonstration of CapSure Cloud.
Research has shown that a single computed tomography (CT) scan, although necessary in many cases, exposes a patient to a higher risk of developing cancer over his or her lifetime. A second CT scan doubles that risk. Often in trauma cases at small hospitals, a patient receives one CT scan, then is transferred to a larger hospital where a second one is performed.
According to a study published last year by JAMA Pediatrics, “Use of CT in pediatrics, combined with the wide variability in radiation doses, has resulted in many children receiving a high-dose examination.”
A National Cancer Institute study published in 2009 projected that CT scans would cause 29,000 excess cancer cases and 14,500 (or 50 percent) excess deaths over the lifetime of those exposed.
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