Generally speaking, when you are asked to do a CT scan, there is really no threat involved. It is a safe procedure that has been around for many years. Although it uses radiation in order to obtain detailed images used by doctors for diagnosis and monitoring, it does not mean you will get huge doses. The amount is minimal.
However, since it also uses magnetic fields, you are not supposed to get one if you have metallic implants in your body as it could be moved around or get stuck. Those who have undergone CT scans have not complained of any side effects or serious problems after it is over.
Some might have felt a bit scared especially with the idea of being alone in a room while being tested. Others also felt conscious as they were asked to strip off and only wear a hospital gown. These are not serious issues though and were easily overcome by the patients.
CT scan with contrast
The only time when a CT scan could potentially have a side effect is when a contrast is used. It is a special dye used to make the images clearer. Soft tissues that have to be …