According to the Archives of Internal Medicine, radiation from CT scans done in 2007 will cause 29,000 cancers
Revolutions Medical (RevMed) has reported that recent mass media reports revealing CT scans to cause cancer, could elevate MRI as the technology of choice for musculoskeletal scans and more.
According to the Archives of Internal Medicine, radiation from CT scans done in 2007 alone will cause 29,000 cancers (including 2,000 excess breast cancer cases) and kill nearly 15,000 Americans, said the company.
Richard Theriault, CTO of RevMed, said: “This is nothing short of a bombshell announcement for the MRI industry. MRI has long been a potential replacement for CT scans across a variety of applications, but CT has been the physicians’ choice as the less expensive of the two options.
“With the real dangers of CT now exposed, patient safety will likely trump cost concerns. Moreover, as insurance companies evaluate the financial impact of a cancer case vs. a moderately more expensive scan, the math may drive a mandated move to MRI.
“The number of radiologists has remained constant in recent years, even as the Baby Boomers age and MRI scan counts are steadily climbing. We are nearing an alarming tipping point where there will be more scans than professionals to read them, add to that a potential immediate and substantial shift from CT to MRI and the possibility for widespread misdiagnoses is a real one.
“Radiologists need a tool that makes the reading of scans more efficient and intuitive, and increases diagnostic confidence even at a faster pace. The RevMed MRI Technology (RevColor, RevDisplay and Rev3D) could provide exactly that solution. With our ability to convert standard grayscale scans to segmented, three-dimensional, color images we can help radiologists arrive at the correct diagnosis much more quickly, and at less risk to the patient.”