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H ow harmful ? C T scans use 100-500 times higher radiation exposure than the

H ow harmful?

C T scans use 100-500 times higher radiation exposure than the average test machine, equivalent to the amount of radiation Japanese citizens experienced during the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima. Scientists at Stanford University, School of Medicine, have discovered that cellular damage can be seen in patients after CT scanning. Patricia Nguyen, M.D, one of the lead authors of the study claimed even exposure to small amounts of radiation can result in cellular damage. As patients are constantly exposed to low-dose radiation during CT scans, X-ray beams can ultimately damage DNA and result in mutations that causes cells to grow into tumors.

result in mutations that causes cells to grow into tumors. Alternatives There are numerous safer alternatives

Alternatives

There are numerous safer

alternatives that release a lower dosage of radiation, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cranial ultrasounds, and transcranial doppler ultrasound.

MRIs also have the ability to detect signs of injury such as minute bleeding (microhemorrhage), small areas of bruising (contusion) or scarring (gliosis), which are invisible to the CT scans

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or scarring (gliosis), which are invisible to the CT scans . C T SCANS THE EFFECTS
or scarring (gliosis), which are invisible to the CT scans . C T SCANS THE EFFECTS
or scarring (gliosis), which are invisible to the CT scans . C T SCANS THE EFFECTS

C T SCANS

THE EFFECTS OF CT RADIATION

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Through the use of sounds waves, cranial ultrasounds are able to generate clear images of the brain and cerebrospinal fluid

the use of sounds waves, cranial ultrasounds are able to generate clear images of the brain
the use of sounds waves, cranial ultrasounds are able to generate clear images of the brain
the use of sounds waves, cranial ultrasounds are able to generate clear images of the brain
the use of sounds waves, cranial ultrasounds are able to generate clear images of the brain
the use of sounds waves, cranial ultrasounds are able to generate clear images of the brain

The Brain

The brain is a delicate, soft, gelatinous structure hidden inside the skull. When there is a forceful impact directly to the brain, certain areas are affected, causing a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The most common way involves a fall, which may result in simple skull fractures and epidural hematomas. Symptoms of brain injury include loss of consciousness, vomiting, seizures, and brain bleed.

loss of consciousness, vomiting, seizures, and brain bleed. What are CT Scans ? Computed tomography scans
loss of consciousness, vomiting, seizures, and brain bleed. What are CT Scans ? Computed tomography scans

What are CT Scans?

Computed tomography scans incorporate a combination of x-rays images in order to provide a detailed view of the brain. CT scans allow doctors to analyze different features of your face, sinuses, and skull in order to evaluate damages of bones and soft tissues caused by the head trauma, detect diseases that may be developing in specific regions of the brain, pinpoint inflamed areas of the paranasal sinuses, etc.

pinpoint inflamed areas of the paranasal sinuses, etc. Although CT scans are extremely beneficial in severe

Although CT scans are extremely beneficial in severe head trauma cases, its negative consequences outweighs its benefits

cases, its negative consequences outweighs its benefits T HE PROCESS G enerally during a CT exam,
cases, its negative consequences outweighs its benefits T HE PROCESS G enerally during a CT exam,

T HE PROCESS

G enerally during a CT exam, the procedure will either be done with contrast, an IV line or an oral contrast, where you will be given a liquid contrast solution to swallow. As the CT scanner rotates around your body, X-rays will pass through the body.

a liquid contrast solution to swallow. As the CT scanner rotates around your body, X-rays will