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Adolescent CT cancer risk

A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Yes: It depends on the type of ct scan. For standard abd/pelvis Ct scan, 6 scans would result in a total effective dose of 84 mSv, resulting in a theor ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
25 years experience in Medical Oncology
Little higher: Slightly higher than the normal population. Follow up with your doctor routinely to prevent things before they happen.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajainder Shergill
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
No.: The radiation effect is cumulative. 2 CT scans, however, are not enough to cause cancer since the radiation dose is very small. If contrast is being ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Fear mongering: Please forgive my frankness. Getting a CT scan gives you about the same amount of radiation as you'd get from living for three months in Denver rather ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience in Radiology
Almost no risk: Please see: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-much-ct-scans-increase-risk-cancer/ also: 1) CT head exposure is mostly confined to the head ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dana Hogan
Specializes in Pediatrics
Radiology: No.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Ct scan: One exposure to a chest ctscan will not put you at risk for cancer.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Remote: Excessive radiation carries some risk of causing Cancer but many years later(>10 years). Only doses in excess of 100 msv carry significant risk. In ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No: A person's cancer risk is not much higher before or after several CT scans. An individual person's tiny increase in cancer risk is not measurable. Of ... Read More

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