CT or MRI?


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06-26-12 08:27 PM
CT or MRI?
Our daugher (14 months old) has her first follow up scan in a few weeks. They ordered a CT scan, but after hearing the new research regarding the high level of radiation (and that its linked to brain cancer and luekemia later in life) we've requested an MRI. We were told there were risks involved with an MRI as well (she'll need to be sedated for 3-4 hours for the scan and possibly need a breathing tube). Any recommendations? The risks involved with an MRI seem minimal compared to possible effects of multiple CT scans. Thanks :-)