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Does CT scans damage or worsen people or kids health?
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
In general, they are safe.
There is growing concern that multiple ct's may lead to excess radiation exposure and potential long-term issues. If you really need one - do it! but, docs order way too many - many are done to help protect them from lawsuits. Plaintiff's attorneys love delayed diagnoses.

In brief: Maybe
In general, they are safe.
There is growing concern that multiple ct's may lead to excess radiation exposure and potential long-term issues. If you really need one - do it! but, docs order way too many - many are done to help protect them from lawsuits. Plaintiff's attorneys love delayed diagnoses.
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