I thought this post might help some if they have the choice between the two. Choose an MRI if possible!
Since I have so many CT and MRI scans, I thought I’d ask the Dr what has more cancer causing radiation… the answer surprised me in two ways
1: Not only does an MRI scan not cause cancer as it has no ionising radiation, 2% of all cancers are caused from CT scans. So a CT scan can cause cancer but an MRI does not have cancer causing radiation
- The Dr said sure, we can do Mris only from now on if you prefer… really? Why were you doing CT scans if we could just do safer MRIs?
There are some instances where a CT is better option but if you have the choice, choose MRI as it’s a LOT safer unless you have special circumstances so ask if an MRI is a better option
As I said, there may be times where a CT is better suited for some people such as TJ pointed our below as he has a ton of metal in his head
Hope it helps someone:)
Ps: since Dr told me, I have researched medical literature to double check and all the evidence does point to MRIs are a million times safer cancer causing wise than CT scans whatever way you look at it