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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
Very small risk: If appropriately used, the medical benefit of ct scans far outweighs the potential risks associated with radiation from ct scans. We are all exposed ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
CT scan frequency: The National Guideline states 4 CT scans per year is the limit. You are bumping up against the limit with two exposures per CT procedure.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: For example, you may have hepatitis, yet normal liver function tests and a normal ultrasound...Hepatitis is also tested for in the blood, but maybe th ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Zero: There is zero chance that the tests missed live disease.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
What for?: MRI usually provides a better image than CAT scan and there is no radiation involved. From what you described, it is not likely that CAT scan would ad ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not to worry: The increase in risk due to these studies over your baseline risk is not quantifiable and not worth worrying about. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 m ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
It depends.....: Something on the ct of the abdomen may have lead to a search for metastatic disease. Perhaps a primary malignancy of the kidneys, bladder or prostate. ... Read More

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