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Housecall for Health: FDA Seeks Safer X-Rays For Kids

Machines that give X-rays and CT scans, may be getting an upgrade that would be safer for children, if the FDA has its way.

FOX’s Colleen Cappon reports in today’s “Housecall for Health”:

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U.S. health officials are proposing new guidlelines to ensure kids getting X-rays and scans aren’t getting adult doses of radiation. Pediatric hospitals often adjust scanner doses for kids, but 90% of child imaging happens in general hospitals.

The FDA is urging manufacturers to design new scanners to be safer for kids. Studies show being exposed to radiation as a child may increase the risk of getting cancer later in life.

Housecall for Health. I’m Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.

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