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Does CT brain scan cause any damage to brain cells?

I am 60 years old, 90 kg., 180 cm. I have diabetes which is balanced, and moderately high blood pressure. I have been referred to do a CT brain scan because of a shuffle in my walk. I am hesitant to do this, not because of cancer risk, but because of damage to brain cells. Please advise.
Fri, 26 Jun 2020
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Hi,

First of all, an CT scan cannot cause damage to the brain cells. Second, you should ask a neurologist for a full neurological examination to pin point your problem before having an CT scan.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mustafa, Neurologist
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Does CT brain scan cause any damage to brain cells?

Hi, First of all, an CT scan cannot cause damage to the brain cells. Second, you should ask a neurologist for a full neurological examination to pin point your problem before having an CT scan. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Mustafa, Neurologist