Q. I am worried about the effects of radiation from a CT scan. Please help.

Answered by Dr. Sugandh Garg and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 

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Hello doctor,

I am a 26 year old female. I am worried after reading about the effects of radiation from a CT scan. I had two separate scans within a month. Both the scans were for the chest, abdomen, and pelvis. The doctors were looking for a potential lymphoma, but nothing conclusive was found. I am worried about the future cancer risk. Please help.


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Dr. Sugandh Garg
MBBS., MD
Diabetology, General Medicine, Internal Medicine, Toxicology

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

This kind of exposure to CT scan is not harmful, though you must avoid as much as possible. A continuous, long-term exposure daily may cause harmful radiation hazards and ill health.

So, do not worry about the exposure. This very minimal exposure does not pose any future cancer risk.

Consult a radiologist online to know about the risk levels of radiation exposure --> https://www.icliniq.com/search/online-doctors-directory/radiologist

 
 
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