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Had abdominal CT scan in March now have to go again for abdom/pelvic because a sign of diverticulitis worried about extra radiation or is not to bad?

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Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine

In brief: Radiation

There are benefits and risks to almost all medical testing.
CT scans absolutely use large amounts of radiation that are usually not harmful but can cause cumulative effects after years of exposure. If the benefits of such a scan outweigh the theoretical risks of radiation then have the scan performed.

In brief: Radiation

There are benefits and risks to almost all medical testing.
CT scans absolutely use large amounts of radiation that are usually not harmful but can cause cumulative effects after years of exposure. If the benefits of such a scan outweigh the theoretical risks of radiation then have the scan performed.
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
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