Consumer Reports: Overuse of CT Scans

(CONSUMER REPORTS) — CT scans give medical professionals detailed pictures of the inner workings of your body but can also expose you to high doses of radiation. More than 80 million CT scans are performed in the U.S. every year. But about a third of those scans serve no medical purpose, according to research published … Continue reading »

Mobile PET/CT Scanner Saves Patients’ Time, Travel Money

By Heather Turner MID-VALLEY, Ore. — A new mobile PET/CT scanner is saving mid-valley cancer patients’ time and travel money by making it more convenient to get tests and results. Corvallis Moving and Storage pulls the mobile unit around to Samaritan Health Services hospitals in the mid-valley on a weekly basis. It saves patients the … Continue reading »