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Child CT scans could raise cancer risk slightly
Monterey Herald

Children who get several CT scans have a slightly higher chance of brain cancer and leukemia in later life, though the risk is still small and probably outweighed by the need to get the test, researchers reported.

The use of CT scans has risen rapidly since they were first introduced 30 years ago. For children, they’re used to evaluate head, neck or spine injuries or neurological disorders.