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CT Scan Risks In Children

Please go through the below head CT scan results of a 6 year old boy and kindly confirm if a repeated head scan exposes the boy to too of radiation. Will there be any long term side effects?

Thanks in advance and would appreciate a quick response.

Total mAs 17389, Total DLP 4450 mGy*cm

Topogram --> kV = 130, CTDIvol mGy = 0.10(L), DLP mGy*cm = 2.54, TI s = 3.1, cSL mm = 0.6
BRAIN SPIRAL --> kV = 130, mAs/ref = 260, CTDIvol mGy = 69.75(S), DLP mGy*cm = 1484.93, TI s = 1.5, cSL mm = 0.6
BRAIN SPIRAL --> kV = 130, mAs/ref = 260, CTDIvol mGy = 69.75(S), DLP mGy*cm = 1286.15, TI s = 1.5, cSL mm = 0.6
BRAIN SPIRAL --> kV = 130, mAs/ref = 260, CTDIvol mGy = 69.75(S), DLP mGy*cm = 198.08, TI s = 1.5, cSL mm = 0.6
BRAIN SPIRAL --> kV = 130, mAs/ref = 260, CTDIvol mGy = 69.75(S), DLP mGy*cm = 1411.69, TI s = 1.5, cSL mm = 0.6

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11548417 tn?1506080564
There is no safe maximum to the X-ray dose/year. Less is always better.
With more radiation your chance of getting cancer increases (a very little bit).

The baseline risk for a six year old boy getting cancer somewhere in life is 44,9%.
According to calculation programs, the additional risk of getting cancer from one brain CT is about 0,034%. The risk increases thus slightly from 44,9% to 44,934%.

Of course examinations are done for a good reason.  The benefits from the examinations normally outweigh the negative effects.

Hope this answer helps you.
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Yes... thanks a lot..feel relived...
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This may be of benefit: http://imagegentlyparents.org/resources/
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