A 52-year-old male asked:
what are potential side effects of ct scan due to radiation exposure?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered
48 years experience Pathology
Minimal: Any radiation has a risk of inducing cancer. The need for CT has be balanced against the minor risk of cancer from radiation for CT.
Answered on Mar 12, 2020
A Verified Doctor answered
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Depends: I depends on how old you are when you get the scan. The younger you are and the more scans you get the higher the risk. Some studies say there is significant risk for white blood cell cancers. A one off scan is unlikely to cause cancer in itself but it not entirely risk free. If there is a good reason to do the test it would have to be balance against the risk of the scan.
Answered on Aug 5, 2018
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