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Radiation wipes out stem cells

Ionizing radiation exposure, whether accidental or deliberate, can be fatal. This is because of the widespread destruction that radiation does to hematopoietic stem cells in the bone marrow that make all blood cells. Some cancer treatments irradiate malignancies to destroy … Continue reading

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How many x rays was that?

Medical radiation is running amok! One CT angiogram of the heart brings 16 mSv. Did you know that this is equivalent to 800 chest x-rays? HUH? How about a typical nuclear scan? Humming in at 41 mSv, it is equivalent … Continue reading

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