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Would multiple multi-phase protocol hd chest cts several months apart impose too much radiation hazard if patient is already at risk for breast cancer?

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Dr. Byron May
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Studies have documented a certain yet low risk of breast cancer to the use of diagnostic xray based imaging.
The risk depends on age of the patient and the amount (or dose) of exposure. You and your doctor should discuss this risk versus the possible benefit to your current health issues for which these ct scans are being considered. The radiologist performing the ct's will know the dose.

In brief: Depends

Studies have documented a certain yet low risk of breast cancer to the use of diagnostic xray based imaging.
The risk depends on age of the patient and the amount (or dose) of exposure. You and your doctor should discuss this risk versus the possible benefit to your current health issues for which these ct scans are being considered. The radiologist performing the ct's will know the dose.
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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Caution

We are now trying to avoid ordering too many ct scans in high risk patients and the concern is real.

In brief: Caution

We are now trying to avoid ordering too many ct scans in high risk patients and the concern is real.
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