Randeep Guleria, director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), on Monday warned patients with mild symptoms of corona about CT scans and misuse of biomarkers. He even said that the increased use of CT scans increases the risk of cancer. Describing a CT scan as equivalent to 300-400 X-rays, he said that do not get a CT scan without the advice of a doctor. He also said that if needed, instead of CT scan, first get chest x ray.
“Patients with mild symptoms have no need for a CT scan,” said Guleria. Patches may show patches even if patients without symptoms undergo a CT scan, but they can be easily cured. 1 CT scan is equivalent to 300–400 chest x-rays. Frequent CT scans can increase the risk of cancer later in life.
Guleria said that according to the International Automatic Energy Commission for Radiation Protection and Medicine, repeated CT scans increase the risk of cancer later in life, especially if done at a young age. AIIMS director warned about CT scan examination in mildly symptomatic cases.
“Many people are undergoing a CT scan and they consider it necessary to check if it is positive,” he said, citing a study that found that even 30–40 percent of corona patients without symptoms show patches . Which are removed without any treatment. He made it clear that people with mild infections who have been in home isolation have no problem or there is no reduction in saturation, so there is no need for a CT scan.
Apart from this, he also said that biomarkers such as CPR, D-dimer, LDH etc. have no need in mildly symptomatic cases. He said that unnecessary biomarkers have a negative impact on the body. Do these tests only on the advice of a doctor.