ChrisinKC wrote:Hey I know i am a wimp for asking this. I had an MRI that showed "artifacts" and now they want to do a CT of my spine with contrast. 1) I am scared of dying from the contrast 1 in 75000 (estimated one in 2000 if you have asthma). 2) There are many studies now stating that the radiation in a CT has greatly increased cancer risk (sometimes 10-12 years down the road) and the statistics are staggering.
Now, I really want to know what is wrong with me (see my post in introductions) and the neurologist is believing that a CT scan would be a better way to see my spine and he is not worried about the risks (but it is not HIM that is getting this done). So, I don't know whether to do it and take the chance, or insist on an alternative, or what. I heard that CT scans are up to 1000 times the radiation of an xray. HELP!
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