Waiting for Medicare to catch up can be deadly
I have been reminded of this advice recently because I have noticed a growing resistance by patients, particularly oncology patients and parents of children, to having CT scans.
This is particularly the case with people who have conditions that might require frequent monitoring.
The concern is around the risk of irradiation from CT scans. Radiation from diagnostic imaging in Australia is linked to more than 400 cases of cancer a year. This came to light in a big way recently with a report that CT scans in children tripled their risk of brain tumours and