A member asked:

I have had two head/brain ct scans, can that cause brain tumor?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand answered

Specializes in 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-medical.net/news/20130531/mayo-clinic-experts-provide-some-insight-about-radiation-dose-from-ct-imaging.aspx.

Answered 11/25/2013


Dr. Douglas Miller answered

Specializes in 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.

Answered 6/3/2015



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