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Old 08-05-2007, 06:48 AM   #1
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CAT Scan Radiation

Could the radiation from a CAT scan cause your skin to become darker? Would this effect be permanent?

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Old 08-06-2007, 07:12 AM   #2
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Re: CAT Scan Radiation

i would find this very highly doubtful unless you had some really unbelievable sensitivity to radiation.i have had many CTs,angiograms and x rays over just the past five years alone all using high doses of radiation and never ever had any actual side effects from any of them,at least none that i can see anyways,who knows what will pop up later on ya know?i just really can't see actual skin color changes occuring from a CT,unless like i said,you are a very sensitive type of may want to bring this skin color change to the attention of your doc.i really don't think it could realistically be from a CT you had done.what was the CT done for?FB
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