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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 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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Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Not likely: While in theory any radiation might cause a tumor, the amount of radiation in a diagnostic ct scan is highly unlikely to lead to a brain tumor.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Safe: This is well within the safe dose of radiation exposure. It is important to remember that time does not reduce the risks of exposure to more radiation ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience Endocrinology
Tumor Unlikely: While a very small tumor could be missed on ct scan, a very small tumor would not likely cause a severe headache. Consider migraine.
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Consider MRI: A non-contrast ct scan is limited in what can be detected (large lump, recent bleeding, etc), but an MRI of the brain (order it "with and without cont ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Yes, it can: Did you go to an ER with H/A & they did a knee-jerk don't-sue-us CT scan which was normal? If you've had H/As for at least 3 years, the chances of ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Why do you worry?: Cat scan is adequate to demonstrate even a modest size lesion, and seems reassuring. Yet, you remain focused and perhaps doubtful. Urge you contact ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
22 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: It is unlikely to develop brain cancer fron one ct scan 3 yrs ago. If you are concerned with your symptoms, pls see yoir dr to get answers. Good luck ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
And why the Head CT: 3 years ago? The chance of a head ct causing a brain tumor is extraordinarily low for an individual probably less than 1/10, 000 studies. See a neur ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. William Byars
43 years experience Family Medicine
Unknowable: Unfortunately, no one can definitively answer your question. Your question can be answered statistically (radiation from radiology procedures does cau ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Very remote: CT scan will pick up a brain tumor easily although it is not the best test for small(tiny) tumors. But then you would not have any symptoms from a sma ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Satloff
39 years experience Pain Management
Possibly, but more: Possibly, but more likely other causes. The biomarker integrin alpha5beta1 resonates with the presence of cancer cells.Check to see if this biomarker ... Read More

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