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Who is most at risk in a computed tomography (CT) scan?

When it comes to the risks of a computed tomography (CT) scan, it's important to note that the effect of radiation exposure varies with people. Children, for example, are more sensitive to radiation and should not be exposed to radiation unless absolutely necessary. Pregnant women should not be exposed to CT scan.

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