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Radiation Protection

Is it safe for me to get a CT scan?

CT scans expose patients to a greater amount of radiation than other medical imaging procedures, such as x-rays. Because even low levels of radiation exposure may increase cancer risk, it is important to discuss the necessity of the procedure with your medical professional. Medical imaging can provide life-saving information, so the benefits of a CT scan may outweigh the risks from radiation exposure.

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