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Does an abdominal CT scan with and without contrast have the same amount of radiation as two CT scans?

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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: However, there are techniques to reduce radiation exposure. Also, make sure you ask the reason for both scans, as many times there is no clinical need for both. I there is a sound reason however, then proceed as your doctor advises.
Answered on Feb 22, 2020

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