Dr. Oz: "5 Health Risks I Won't Take—and Neither Should You"
For safety's sake: I keep detailed accounts of my medical history to avoid getting more tests than I need. Diagnostic scans can be lifesaving, so I'm not telling you to skip them, but doctors don't necessarily keep track of how many times you've been scanned, and this puts you at risk for excessive exposure. You can use the Medical Imaging History Chart on DoctorOz.com to record all the scans you've had, then share the list with your doctor. This is particularly important if you're seeing a new physician so she can review the results before ordering new scans.