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What are the risk of chest CT scan?

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Dr. Eric Ernest
10 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Risks include....: Radiation imparted to the body as a part of the scan. 1 ct scan of the chest is the equivalent of about 5, 000 chest x-rays. This sounds like a high number, but in reality, if you only receive 1 ct scan, the overall risk of developing cancer or other complications is very low. The information gained from a ct scan versus a single chest x-ray is much greater and can aid in diagnostics.
Answered on May 30, 2016
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