CT Scan Detects Fractures Using 14-Times Less Radiation

knee_09fb85cb8fbc3376f6e1af1c2c67bf9cAccording to new research, computed tomography (CT) scans can successfully detect fractures using 14-times less the amount of radiation than a standard CT scan. The findings were presented today, March 2, at the 2016 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting.

CT scans are the most frequently-used imaging tools in medicine. Doctors consider the overall risk low, but radiation has been linked to an increased risk of cancer. The issue has raised public health concerns regarding how the radiation exposure affects children and young adults. About 600,000 head and abdominal CT scans are performed each year on children under 15. Federal agencies and medical societies are working to reduce the number of unnecessary scans.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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