Are Preventative Full-Body Scans Helpful? MIR, Health Experts Weigh In

Farrokh Dehdashti, MD, the Drs. Barry A. And Marilyn J. Siegel Professor of Radiology, points to a CT scanner as she stands next to a patient is being prepared to be examined.

Demand for preventative full-body scans has surged, with some celebrities publicly sharing their experiences online. But health experts question whether these scans are causing more harm than good.

Resten Imaoka, MD, an instructor in the musculoskeletal radiology section from Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and peers from other institutions spoke with The Wall Street Journal about when full-body scans make sense and when they cause unnecessary financial strain and anxiety for patients.

Read the full article in The Wall Street Journal.