Having a CT Scan Could Put Your Child at Risk
Most parents think a CT scan emits as much radiation as a regular x-ray and under-estimate the risks.
That’s from researchers who interviewed over 700 parents whose child was in an emergency room with a head injury.
Radiation exposure from a head CT scan is 60 to 80 times greater than that of an x-ray.
The study found that after doctors informed parents of the risks, willingness to proceed with a CT scan dropped from 90 to 69 percent.