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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
21 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
23 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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Ultrasound: I understand your concern over excessive x-ray exposure. You need to ask your doctor as to why this is needed and whether MRI or ultrasound would prov ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Understand concern: The question is why he had had 8 ct scans in 1 year. You will not die from that many, but you are receiving a small dose of radiation with each one.Y ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Ct vs tumor: 4 cts in a year is a good share of radiation, but instead of now worrying over getting a tumor from that, i would make sure to avoid any unnecessary r ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Too much?: "too much" is a relative term. Basically no. If you have a medical condition, ie cancer that is being monitored by ct then the benefits outweigh the ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Bullous disease=: emphysema, which, depending on the severity, can lead to significant morbidity. The damage is not reversible but can and will get worse with continue ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
It won't : One ct won't but a large cumulative dose of radiation from many ct or other x-rays may increase your chance for cancer.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Benefit ;: Risk depend on indication for studies. We tend to select who to do both. Many scans are now low dose. It's best to have a family doctor that knows yo ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience Addiction Medicine
See your doctor : Yes, it would be a good idea to see your doctor for an evaluation. An exam and follow up studies are needed. Best wishes for a good outcome!
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rohit Dhir
12 years experience Urology
Repeat imaging: A repeat CT or PET/CT will be needed to assess how effective the EP chemo was in downstaging your tumor burden. Please followup with your oncologist ... Read More
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