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If a CT scan radiation gonna cause a brain tumor how many years it will take for the tumor to appear from the radiation 3 years is enough?

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Dr. Kamran Janjua
Radiology

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To learn more about imaging and radiation, see: http://www.
Conciergeradiologist.Com/ct-scan-radiation.Html and http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/radiation-exposure.Html. Properly indicated imaging studies represent, by definition, situations where the risks of radiation exposure are outweighed by the benefits to the patient. I wouldn't worry about ct scan radiation causing a brain tumor.

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To learn more about imaging and radiation, see: http://www.
Conciergeradiologist.Com/ct-scan-radiation.Html and http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/radiation-exposure.Html. Properly indicated imaging studies represent, by definition, situations where the risks of radiation exposure are outweighed by the benefits to the patient. I wouldn't worry about ct scan radiation causing a brain tumor.
Dr. Kamran Janjua
Dr. Kamran Janjua
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: I would not worry ab

It is not worth the worry.
Brain tumors from radiation exposure would have to be a very rare, if any probelm. If it ever happened it can take upto 10 or mor eyears. So do not hold your breath as it is extremely rare it at all a real probem or complication.

In brief: I would not worry ab

It is not worth the worry.
Brain tumors from radiation exposure would have to be a very rare, if any probelm. If it ever happened it can take upto 10 or mor eyears. So do not hold your breath as it is extremely rare it at all a real probem or complication.
Dr. Sewa Legha
Dr. Sewa Legha
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Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology

In brief: Long time

Radiation induced cancer can have a very long lag time, even decades.
You would need to have an extreme number of head cts to cause cancer, however. And in that case, radiation induced cataracts would still be far more likely than tumor.

In brief: Long time

Radiation induced cancer can have a very long lag time, even decades.
You would need to have an extreme number of head cts to cause cancer, however. And in that case, radiation induced cataracts would still be far more likely than tumor.
Dr. Amy Levine
Dr. Amy Levine
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