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MRI /Ct scan

elizabethgd
Posts: 146
Joined: May 2009

I have been reading about the dangers of scans. I was dx in April 2009, and have had all the standard procedures related to CRC -- rectal tumor removed/j pouch etc. I was reconnected about 2 months ago. I was wondering what your opinions are regarding CT scans versus MRI.
thanks

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Annabelle41415
Posts: 6715
Joined: Feb 2009

Well I'm not real sure but having them so often can be dangerous because the CT scan emits a dangerous amount of radiation. My oncologist always ordered CT with Chest/Ab/Pelvic but now only does Ab/Pelvic and chest x-ray. She did say they were concerned about the level of radiation and is trying to cut back on this. Over exposure to radiation can cause cancer too. Hopefully John23 will chime in, he is very good at these types of questions.

Kim

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