Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Is there an increased incidence of cancer in patients who undergo CT scans?

Individual risk estimates related to CT use are real but small^ and depend on a number of factors including CT type^ age^ sex and number of CT scans. Alternative imaging methods with lower or no radiation dose should be used when possible^ particularly in children and young adults.

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Publication Date: 2015-4-30
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 15:20:12