CT Scan, Cancer, and NPR Story

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CT Scan, Cancer, and NPR Story

Postby lyndacarol » Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:14 pm

I found this story from NPR (and other news sources) very interesting:

http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=121477802

Especially its application to vascular areas.[/i]
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Postby marcstck » Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:42 pm

Great, I think that's the kind of CT scan I had...
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Postby MS_mama » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:47 am

well crap, that's not very encouraging. However, can't the requisite scanning be done with MR scans only?? As far as I know, I am only booked for MR scans through dr. Haacke.
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Postby jay123 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:11 pm

I talked with the director of the radiology department at our local hospital today. I called to inform him of Dr. Haake's work, and to see if he had heard of CCSVI testing. He hadn't, but he is going to pass the info on.
On a side note he mentioned how they have two brand new CAT machines which use the lowest amount of radiation feasible. I brought up this thread and he told me he has heard many stories of bad experiences. He said though NY really regulates it and does inspect often. How's this, he sold his two old machines to hospitals in Florida and Georgia because they don't have as strict of regulations!
Mark, if you had yours done in NY you probably are all set.
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Postby marcstck » Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:49 pm

jay123 wrote:I talked with the director of the radiology department at our local hospital today. I called to inform him of Dr. Haake's work, and to see if he had heard of CCSVI testing. He hadn't, but he is going to pass the info on.
On a side note he mentioned how they have two brand new CAT machines which use the lowest amount of radiation feasible. I brought up this thread and he told me he has heard many stories of bad experiences. He said though NY really regulates it and does inspect often. How's this, he sold his two old machines to hospitals in Florida and Georgia because they don't have as strict of regulations!
Mark, if you had yours done in NY you probably are all set.


Thanks for the info, I did have the scan done in New York. I think this was the third CT scan I've had, don't think I'll be allowing any more...
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Postby jay123 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:08 pm

Marc,
If another is needed I would just do some research as to what type of machine they are going to be done on. I guess the new machines use a 'slice' technology only looking at exactly what they need to using much less radiation then they used to.
The key word is 'needed', if they are just continuing to use you for research....
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Postby CureOrBust » Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:51 am

MS_mama wrote:can't the requisite scanning be done with MR scans only?? As far as I know, I am only booked for MR scans through dr. Haacke.
Yes they can, but from what I have heard, they are more operator dependant when on MR. It's also cheaper if going privately, and easier (ie more common to do MRV on CT)
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