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I have had 29 CT scans all over my body, mostly brain scans. cancer?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Cancer can occur

Radiation dose from ct is about 100 times chest x-ray.
However the exact number of scans to induce cancer is not precisely known. More CTs increase chance of developing cancer. Most institutions have reduced amount of exposure in recent years. If same diagnosis can be made with mr or ultrasound, non ionizing radiation, they should be chosen.For certain medical problems ct is necessary.

In brief: Cancer can occur

Radiation dose from ct is about 100 times chest x-ray.
However the exact number of scans to induce cancer is not precisely known. More CTs increase chance of developing cancer. Most institutions have reduced amount of exposure in recent years. If same diagnosis can be made with mr or ultrasound, non ionizing radiation, they should be chosen.For certain medical problems ct is necessary.
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