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Are CT scans safe for children?

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Dr. Hemendra Parikh
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: May be

Ct scans are done to further evaluate the illness, when no other better measure is available and knowing the problem will allow a timely management and prevent the complication.
Ct scans carry several times more radiation exposure than the ordinary x rays. But for certain illnesses properly done ct gives a timely information. Parent should keep record of it to avoid unnacessary duplications.

In brief: May be

Ct scans are done to further evaluate the illness, when no other better measure is available and knowing the problem will allow a timely management and prevent the complication.
Ct scans carry several times more radiation exposure than the ordinary x rays. But for certain illnesses properly done ct gives a timely information. Parent should keep record of it to avoid unnacessary duplications.
Dr. Hemendra Parikh
Dr. Hemendra Parikh
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