A member asked:

Im 17 years old and i've had either 2 or 3 ct scans of my head one from doctor and one or two from er i'm scared i'm going to get brain cancer from ct?

6 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Arthur Heller answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

why so many CT scans? Get copies of reports, AND CDs, of your CT scans, so you can give them to MDs, when needed. If imaging is needed, perhaps MRI (no radiation involved) might help out. Unlikely that you will get brain cancer from CT scans; however, minimizing Xray exposure is generally a good thing.

Answered Aug 24, 2014


Dr. Jovita Anyanwu answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Need a listening physician and a counselor. Be frank about your fears and also the possibility that it may not be physical. Discuss other associated mood issues

Answered Apr 1, 2023


Dr. Adam Lewis answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

Relax. The radiation from a CT scan is very low. Multiple CT scans of the head will not cause brain cancer. Have a wonderful day.

Answered Jan 19, 2021



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