Full-body CT Scan - Use in Preventive Screening - Controversy - Health Risks

Health Risks

  • Compared to most other diagnostic imaging procedures, CT scans result in relatively high radiation exposure. This exposure may be associated with a very small increase in cancer risk. The question is whether that risk is outweighed by the benefits of diagnosis and therapy

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