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Does a head ct scan cause brain tumor in adults in lifetime?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi answered

Specializes in Neurology

In fact, CT scans em: A single CT scan (of any part of the body) is HIGHLY UNLIKELY to be the cause of a tumor to start in an adult. In practice, however, I do CT scans on patients ONLY when history and examination indicate greater benefit than risk so as to keep radiation exposure to a minimum. If you're interested in discussing further using telemedicine or personal visits please call 440.842.3816. Cheers!

Answered 11/1/2020

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Dr. Robert Mokbel answered

Specializes in Dentistry

I don’t thin so: A single CT scan should not cause a brain tumor. If you already have one it would show on the scan. Unless you are getting an excessive amount of radiation from multiple many scan, the cumulative dose can be an issue. In general When a CT is recommended it is for a good reason that outweighs the risk of the radiation itself. Stay Safe and peace.

Answered 11/1/2020

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