Can CT Scans Be Made Smarter To Use Safer Amounts Of Radiation?

by MAUREEN LANGLOIS Doctors are crazy for computed tomography, or CT scans. The medical images can help them make diagnoses quickly, and they’re easy to use. The scanning devices are often housed in the emergency department, which is one reason CT use among emergency patients rose 330 percent 1996 to 2007, according to a study out this week. … Continue reading

Appeals court: TSA must rethink airport body scans

The Transportation Security Agency violated federal law when installing controversial full-body scanners in U.S. airports without following proper procedures, a federal appeals court ruled today. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., rejected arguments from the Obama administration that the TSA was exempt from laws requiring federal agencies to first notify the public and seek … Continue reading