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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
21 years experience Radiology
Not very dangerous: The info provided on the chart if you go to the link below should be very helpful. It will show you the radiation dose for many different radiology ex ... Read More
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
If the CT scans: are medically necessary, then the benefit outweighs the small theoretical risk. For two standard chest CT scans, the theoretical additional lifetime ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
38 years experience Dentistry
Probalbly not: You are at the low end of exposure and since it was over two years it should not be a problem.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Piotr Obara
14 years experience Radiology
It's best to...: Avoid unnecessarry radiation if at all possible. Having said that, your doctors must have been concerned enough about injuries to get the exams so the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
CT scans how bad?: I would discuss with your team who did the scan as they will know exactly how much radiation you got and can get you better advice. All X-rays seem to ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No worries: Patients get CT scans all over the world, every day. As long as there is a good reason for the scan, it is fine to do. If repeated scans are planned, ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
NO harmful radiation: Don't believe everything you hear; what you've heard is wrong.The type of radiation you should worry about is ionizing radiation (which CT scans have) ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
29 years experience Neurology
I : I can't make any comment about your headache or its causes, but can try to help with your question "will a normal ct scan show unruptured aneurysms?" ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Radiation: Diagnostic radiation is a risk/benefit consideration. In most cases, the benefit of the scan outweighs the slight increased risk. You can get an est ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
24 years experience Radiology
Depends: If you are not having any symptoms of bowel ischemia, probably not a significant problem.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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More evaluation: Gallbladder surgery probably has nothing to do with your headaches, but the headaches shouldn't be ignored. CAT scans can evaluate only the anatomy o ... Read More
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