(HealthDay News) — Repeat CT scans deliver a big dose of potentially hazardous radiation over time, but the short-term benefit may outweigh the long-term risk for men with testicular cancer, a new study suggests.

With Americans getting more and more CT scans, concerns exist about the potential for that radiation exposure to raise a person’s cancer risk years later. A study found that having multiple chest CTs may slightly raise a woman’s risk of breast cancer later in life.

But CT scans can be important in diagnosing or treating an injury or disease, including many cancers. Doctor use them to guide biopsies, or to see whether chemotherapy is shrinking a tumor, for example.

Click here to learn more about the benefits of a Computed Tomography scan.

Capitol Imaging Services is the largest independent radiology practice of its type serving the southeastern United States. Not only do we perform the scan, such as a CT or MRI, we also provide the radiology expertise to review test images and issue important findings to physicians and other healthcare providers.

Capitol Imaging Services also often lowers out of pocket costs for patients by performing our screening and diagnostic exams at lower fees. For people with unfulfilled health insurance deductibles, that’s a major financial advantage. And, this advantage is enjoyed without sacrificing quality of care or the technology used in performing the scan.

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Note: Capitol Imaging Services has been a public supporter of the Image Gently and Image Wisely national campaigns for increased patient safety with exams involving medical radiation. Nearly two years ago, Capitol Imaging Services implemented software systems, imaging protocols and shielding guidelines to maximize patient safety. To find out more, visit www.imagegently.org or www.imagewisely.org.