Tag Archives: CT

Screening saves lives, but criteria too narrow

A few years back my brother-in-law Sam was starting a new job and was required to get a physical as part of the hiring process. A standard X-ray revealed a spot on his lungs and further testing confirmed it was…


I’ve got 99 problems but a CT scan isn’t one of ‘em

As a proud father of a two-year-old little girl, it’s always stories the stories about children that grab my attention the most. Take for instance, a recent one that I wrote, discussing the risk of radiation-induced solid cancers in older…


Why isn’t more preventative healthcare covered by insurance?

I went to see my doctor a few weeks ago for a physical. Since I just turned 40, he recommended that I have a CT scan to check for calcification in my heart valves. Maybe I would have said  “no,”…