I am *almost* 3 months out from sacroiliac joint fusion surgery, which means I should finally have some bone growth. The problem is, unlike with lumbar fusion, a CT scan is necessary to check for bone growth. My surgeon has left it up to me whether or not I want to go forward with the CT scan.
The main benefit of the scan is that if there isn't bone growth I can get a bone growth stimulator and possibly avoid the need for revision surgery. It would also give me peace of mind to know there is bone growth.
The cons are: I am a female of childbearing age (early twenties) and I am already extremely worried about the amount of radiation I've had to my pelvis. I've had 3 CT scans just since January (one for a discogram, and 2 post-surg to check the hardware).
I feel like this is an impossible decision, and I'm not sure how to make the best choice. It'd be terrible to not have the CT scan and find out later on that something is wrong with the bone graft, but I will also feel bad if I have the scan and everything is fine...
Any thoughts/advice would be much appreciated