CT scans are beneficial because they help with diagnosis, but are also associated with an increased risk of cancer.
How scanners are used it was found is responsible for the wide radiation variations in analyzing 2 million CT scans from 151 institutions and 7 countries.
Scientists are asking for efforts to make more consistent radiation doses from CT scans. This will help insure patients are not exposed to unnecessary risks.
*BMJ. 2019 Jan 2;364:k4931.
Life Extension October 2019