CT scans have small increased risk of cancer

A University of Melbourne study has found there is a small increase in the risk of cancer after patients had computed tomography (CT) scans.

The study reviewed 600,000 Australian cases for people aged under 20 and found an increase in cancer of one in every 1800 cases.

Study leader Professor John Mathews noted that the chance of cancer remains low and that the many benefits of CT scans should be weighed against any risks.

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