Only you and your doctor can decide when the right time to have your test is. Sometimes, it might be a good idea to wait, as in the case with a sinus infection or headache that may clear up on its own. Studies are showing CT scans may be prescribed unnecessarily, so it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor and understand your choices to make an informed decision on care.
Other times, broken bones, severe injuries or other conditions might require quick action and an imaging test.
Here are some general guidelines on testing:
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