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How many ct exams are safe

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
22 years experience Radiology
None or a lot: The question is less about how many are safe and more about the question you're trying to answer. If you've been in a major car accident and are bleed ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Maklansky
24 years experience Radiology
CT: I agree it is a risk versus benefit ratio. Many radiologists also adjust technique and have newer equipment which lowers the amount of radiation. Radi ... Read More
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A 13-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hemendra Parikh
51 years experience Pediatrics
May be: Ct scans are done to further evaluate the illness, when no other better measure is available and knowing the problem will allow a timely management an ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
24 years experience Radiology
It depends: What is the reason for the scans?
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
30 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Risk vs. benefit: It likely won't cause any long term effects. Your doctor feels the radiation risk is less than the risk of not following up.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
24 years experience Radiology
Both are safe.....: Mri has no ionizing radiation, thus there is no risk of radiation induced cancer. However, MRI is not for everyone. If you are claustrophobic, have a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
29 years experience Cardiology
Ct vs cath: In simplest terms the ct angiogram would be safer than a coronary angiogram, however, they are usually used in different circumstances. The ct angiog ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Both safe: Both also have risks such as radiation and contrast usage. Coronary arteriography has small bleeding risk at puncture site. Need to get the right test ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
30 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes. However,: We use different concentrations of barium for ct as opposed to conventional fluroscopy. If you had an upper GI series, small bowel series or barium en ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: CT scan is a non-invasive study.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Yes: Should not be an issue.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
28 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes and depends: Always weigh benefit & potential change in treatment as a result of scan vs. Radiation risk of imaging. If it allows for no treatment or postpones nex ... Read More
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