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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Radiation: A head CT scan administers a high dose of radiation so if there is an alternative solution such as a MRI that would be better. Discuss this with your ... Read More
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Risk/Benefit Ratio: We use imaging in babies and children to evaluate for concerning diagnoses which have a lifesaving treatment! Head Trauma, some concerning birth hi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Still very low: Yes your child has had significant radiation exposure. And yes you should always ask if additional ct scans really need to be done, or are there alter ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Do not worry: While there is radiation exposure with CT scans, two head CTs are not going to give you brain cancer. You can do more for your health by refraining fr ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Possibly: Radiation damage of tissue does occur. The younger the person the more frequent there will be a problem. 30 x rays are a large number and certain tis ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Negligible: Two CT scans will not raise your risk to a measurable level, above your background risk. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruit ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
No, I don't think: it increase your brain cancer risk at all. Althogh there is more radiation in a CT than a conventional xray, the risk of cancer inducement is very,ver ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Exposure : You should discuss radiation exposure with any doctor ordering CT, X-ray, nuclear medicine or other radiation exposure tests. There is a cumulative ef ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying...: ... And be effective. The slight increase is real but there is not a thing to do about it, and ct's that get ordered appropriately in children are wor ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
21 years experience Radiology
highly unlikely: It is highly unlikely that the amount of radiation that you were exposed to during 2 ct scans will have any harmful effect at all. http://www.news- ... Read More
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