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What kind of complications might happen from a lumbar CT scan without dye?

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Dr. Jeremy Proctor
Family Medicine

In brief: Shouldn't be any

Thos is a non-invasive imaging procedure with little risk of complication.
A ct scan uses x-rays taken in a spiral fashion to create an image that is 3 dimensional. A single ct scan is roughly equivalent to 200-300 chestherefor, therefore in people who are imaged hundreds of times over a number of years, there is a small risk of radiation exposure causing cancerous change in cells.

In brief: Shouldn't be any

Thos is a non-invasive imaging procedure with little risk of complication.
A ct scan uses x-rays taken in a spiral fashion to create an image that is 3 dimensional. A single ct scan is roughly equivalent to 200-300 chestherefor, therefore in people who are imaged hundreds of times over a number of years, there is a small risk of radiation exposure causing cancerous change in cells.
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