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What is the risk of radiation from an aortic scan?

Stephen T. Kee, MD
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
The radiation risk from a scan of your aorta is extremely small. There have been major advances in computed tomography (CT) scanning techniques in the last couple of years that have reduced the radiation dose to very small amounts. Doctors can also perform follow-up scans in certain people using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which use no radiation.

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