Harvard Men's Health Watch

Sharp rise seen in use of diagnostic scans

Use of diagnostic imaging has risen sharply since the 1990s, exposing some people to high or very high doses of radiation. Imaging procedures are often essential for making a diagnosis, but it’s still wise to consider the need for each scan.
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