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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
21 years experience Radiology
Don't worry: Though there is a very small increased risk of certain cancers associated with radiation, the risk is much higher in young children who have multiple ... Read More
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Dr. Chad Levitt
22 years experience Radiation Oncology
Very unlikely: If you are asking about the risk after a single head ct scan it is not measureable and is not considered a risk for developing a brain tumor. If for s ... Read More
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Dr. Joshua Garren
24 years experience Radiation Oncology
SMALL risk: The risk is delayed by about 15 to 20 years. But even after 20 years, the risk is extremely small. Obviously, we don't want to get cts for no reason, ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
None: RELAX. You forgot to mention the reason for these studies. Presumably there was a benefit.
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Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
23 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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Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
Probably not: The dose from a single ct scan probably would not cause you to develop a brain tumors. Most brain tumor are sporadic. It pretty much impossible to p ... Read More
Dr. Douglas Miller
41 years experience Pathology
very unlikely: Radiation can indeed cause brain tumors, but the risk is related to the dose of radiation and is most common with radiation therapy, that is lots of d ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 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
44 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 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Should you do ?: Answer is yes, if your surgeon is requesting digital images of your surgery site. The amount of radiation is least for a single dental film, and obvio ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
29 years experience Radiology
Minimal: MRI does not use x-ray radiation, but instead uses a magnetic field. A single chest x-ray is very minimal. A CT scan of the head will give you about ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Go to: Acr accredited scanner to be safest. Only small risk. See radiologyinfo.Org.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
21 years experience Radiology
Yes: A ct scan with IV contrast will be more sensitive for detecting lesions than a non-contrast ct, and an MRI with contrast is even better than a ct scan ... Read More
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