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A 48-year-old member asked:

Is it ever that a ct scan causes brain cancer years late if it done at young age?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Almost nonexistent: One CAT scan of brain does not have enough radiation to cause any harm, and even several over time would be benign. Why do you think of a brain cancer? Would a Concierge visit help??
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
No, there: is no scientific evidence to support the notion that the amount of radiation from one CT would cause a cancer.

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