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Whole-body PET/CT scanning is accompanied by substantial radiation dose and cancer risk.

Whole-body PET/CT scanning is accompanied by substantial radiation dose and cancer risk. http://tinyurl.com/h6vzzns Huang B1, Law MW, Khong PL. 1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Rd, Room 406, Block K, Hong Kong. Abstract PURPOSE: To estimate the radiation dose from whole-body fluorine 18 ((18)F)-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomographic (PET)/computed tomographic (CT) studies and to evaluate the induced cancer risk to U.S. and Hong Kong populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fluorine 18-FDG PET/CT studies obtained by using a 64-detector CT … Continue reading

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