I just had a CT done on my neck with IV contrast to look for swollen lymph nodes. Nothing was found BUT, apparently they saw a small cyst in my chest. Since the CT wasn't focussed on my chest, my doc wants me to get another CT w/ contrast. My appointment is a exactly a week after my prior app. I also had a CT done on my sinuses, no contrast, in November.

My question is...is this safe? I am a little concerned about exposing myself to MORE radiation and contrast. Obviously, I still want to get it done to find out what the cyst is...but now I am worried about the risk with the CT.

Thanks!
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replied July 31st, 2008
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Radiation in any long term form is not good. But, the technology is so very important, sometime in a life and death situation, I personally am glad it is around. You have a better chance of dieing from what is wrong with you then you would with radiation exposure.
Just my opinion.
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