Let’s face it, there is rarely a time when a person goes to the ER and some sort of scan, MRI or ultrasound is not ordered. I used to put my faith in the hands of mainstream doctors, thinking they had my best interest. Don’t count on a doctor or a technician to sit and explain the hazards of procedures. Do Your Research.
Mind you, this is about needless scans I underwent when I was in the throws of my dis-ease with countless scans and MRI’s, not yet with my thinking cap on to be my own healer.
Here’s the scoop:
Each CT scan is equivalent to 30 – 442 chest x-rays, depending on the dose used for the CT scan. One study projected that CT scans performed in the U.S. in 2007 alone will result in 29,000 new cancer cases and roughly 15,000 deaths that would not have occurred if they had not received a CT scan.
We’re looking at about 150 rads going through the body which is CANCER causing.
Radiation increases the risk of cancer and other stochastic effects at any dose.
CT Scans are a relatively new type of diagnostic imaging technology that allows doctors to view 3-dimensional pictures of various organs in your body.
CT scans use higher doses of radiation than most other types of diagnostic tests and are likely to cause NEW CANCER in some patients, compared to their risk if they had NOT received a CT scan.
ANY SORT OF SCAN WILL WAKE UP CANCER CAUSING CELLS.
Today, an American’s average lifetime dose of radiation from diagnostic procedures is six times higher than it was in the 1980s. This is largely due to the increased use of CT scans. Roughly 19,500 CT scans are performed in the U.S. and this number continues to climb.
“Although ultrasound imaging is generally considered safe when used prudently by appropriately trained health care providers, ultrasound energy has the potential to produce biological effects on the body. Ultrasound waves can heat the tissues slightly. In some cases, it can also produce small pockets of gas in body fluids or tissues (cavitation)” U.S. Food and Drug).
For more info, visit FDA website about Full body CT Scans: https://www.fda.gov/radiation-emitting-products/medical-x-ray-imaging/full-body-ct-scans-what-you-need-know