Potential risk of cancer in body organs as result of torak CT-scan exposure



  • Ida Bagus Made Suryatika Physics Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Ni Kadek Nova Anggarani Physics Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • S. Poniman Physics Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Gusti Ngurah Sutapa Physics Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Udayana University, Denpasar, Indonesia


body organs, breast, cancer risk, CT-scan, lung


A concise and factual abstract Computed Tomography (CT)-Scan is a radiological diagnostic tool using a computer to reconstruct data from the absorption of a particular tissue or organ that has been penetrated by X-rays to form an image (imaging). The use of scanning equipment (scan) that emits radiation has the potential to cause quite serious impacts. According to researchers from Canada, Britain, and the United States published in The Lancet Medical Journal (2012), it is stated that children who are exposed to CT-Scans can be up to three times more likely to develop blood, brain, or bone cancer later in life. It further states a potential cancer risk exists due to the ionizing radiation used in CT-Scans, especially in children who are more sensitive to radiation than adults. A chest CT-Scan is one of the most frequently performed parts of the examination because this section contains many vital organs. The analysis showed that the effective dose of the liver was 0.241 mGy, breast, and lung was 0.724 mGy. The risk of cancer in each of the liver, breast, and lung organs reaches 0.038%, 1.160%, and 1,200%.


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How to Cite

Suryatika, I. B. M., Anggarani, N. K. N., Poniman, S., & Sutapa, G. N. (2020). Potential risk of cancer in body organs as result of torak CT-scan exposure. International Journal of Physical Sciences and Engineering, 4(3), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.29332/ijpse.v4n3.465



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