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Chances of cancer after a CT scan - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi I'm 25 female and had a whole body ct scan including a heart scan. It is a long story why but does that mean I'm going to get radiation cancer did I have too much?
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   CT scan does not contain that harmful radiations when compared to the X ray radiations.
Doctor :   And moreover, one exposure to small amounts of radiation alone is not sufficient to cause cancers.
Doctor :   It need high energy radiations or repeated exposure to low energy radiations to cause cancers which are fortunately not present in the CT scans.
Doctor :   So do not worry about the cancers.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   I thought ct were more powerful than regular xrays
Doctor :   CT scans radiations are less powerful than those used in the X rays.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   Yes
User :   What is your speciality
Doctor :   I am a general practitioner.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   No that was it
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form too.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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