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What is the risk that an adult in his 20's will get brain cancer from getting one CT scan?

Not very significant. With one cat scan of head the risk in men is 1 in 11080 and in women is 1 in 8100, there is also lot of variations in radiation exposure from one place to other.This was published in archives of internal medicine in dec 2009. Read more...
0. One head ct scan radiation dose is about the same as one chest x-ray. One will not get enough radiation exposure from one ct to cause any issues. Read more...
Zero chance. Not enough irradiation to cause any problem, and certainly does not cause brain cancer. Read more...
More common than. Winning the powerball lottery, in the range of being struck by lightening (about 1/10, 000). Read more...
Very low. The risk of brain cancer or leukemia is 1/10, 000 for a head ct in a child 10 years or younger, if the ct scan is done at normal radiation dose. Most places now have a low dose protocols for head ct scans for children. In the adults, the risk is lower. The benefits in clinically indicated ct scans outweight the risks. Read more...

I've had at least one CT scan (possibly 2...Would they have done one after my craniotomy from a hematoma?). Am I at a higher risk of brain cancer?

Doubt it. There's some studies suggesting that children who have a bunch of of ct scans over long illnesses are at some extra risk for leukemia and perhaps brain tumors; this makes sense biologically but the risk isn't huge. I wouldn't waste energy worrying about just one or two; i'd be glad instead that the hemotoma's out and i hope you'll do well from this. Read more...
Was your hematoma. Subdural or epidural? These can be lethal more the latter than the former. Liam neeson's wife, miranda richardson lost her life to this. I emtion this because getting your ct was needed to make the proper diagnosis. Brain tumors are quite rare. Your chance very slightly increased, even if there was 2. I'd celebrate your life and forget the tiny risk. Read more...
Unlikely. It is acceptable to do a post-operative ct scan to assure that the clot has been removed and that new ones have not developed. The risk of brain cancers from ct scans has not been demonstrated statistically. In the pediatric age group there may be an increase in leukemia/lymphoma. Most hospitals are pretty sensitive to possible increased risk of cancer with ct scans and have decreased the dose. Read more...