CT Scan

Rx for Change: CT Scan Safety

By Charlea T. Massion, MD, and Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD | Sep 1, 2012 | Comments Off on Rx for Change: CT Scan Safety

Although CT (pronounced “cat”) scans may sound warm and fuzzy, these three-dimensional X-rays expose people to very high doses of radiation. A chest CT exposes patients to more than 400 times the radiation dose than a regular chest X-ray.