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DNA Special: When should a person with COVID symptoms go for CT scan?

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AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria said one CT scan is equivalent to 300-400 chest X-rays and this increases the risk of having cancer in later life.
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AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria had warned against CT scans in mild Covid cases linking its radiation to cancer risk. Backing Dr Guleria, Dr Naval Vikram, Dept of Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi and Dr Jagadish Hiremath, Founder, ACE Healthcare also cautioned against the overuse of CT scans. They pointed out its harmful effects and urged everyone to be very careful. Watch the full video for more.

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AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria warned against CT scans in mild Covid cases. Guleria linked CT scan radiation to cancer risk. Guleria at a press conference said that CT scans and biomarkers are being misused and they can be harmful as well. "One CT scan is equivalent to 300 to 400 chest x-rays. According to data, repeated CT scans in younger age groups increase the risk of cancer in later life. Exposing yourself to radiation again and again may cause damage. So, there is no point in doing CT scan in mild Covid-19 if the oxygen saturation is normal," Guleria said. Watch the full video for more.

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