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Coronavirus Update: What patients and families need to know

CT Scans and Radiation Risks- Frequently Asked Questions

At Children’s National, we understand that families have many questions about their child’s condition and care. Your care providers may offer specific resources, but we also have some common questions to connect you with the information you need regarding concerns about CT scans and radiation risks.

  • If my doctor requests a CT scan, should I let my child have it?
  • Is there an increased risk of cancer from medical radiation, especially CT scans?
  • What steps do you take to reduce radiation to my child?
  • Who do I talk to if I have concerns?