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Background and Purpose: Widespread use of CT Scan is sometimes associated with potential risks such as irreversible tissue destruction. In order to avoid undue uses of CT Scan as a diagnostic procedure precise information on the frequency of brain damage due to CT Scan can help provide x-ray protection to some extent. Therefore this study was conducted to investigate the frequency of cerebral damage in CT Scan of patients admitted to the CT Scan center of Emdad Hospital in Sabzevar Iran. Methods and Materials: In this deh1ive cross sectional study all patients (8076 cases) admitted to the CT Scan Center of a hospital in Sabzevar Iran (during the second quarter of 2005) were included in the study. Data were collected through interview and examination of the patients’ file (CT scan report and medical advice). After classification the data were analyzed using chi-square in SPSS. Results: According to the findings no cerebral damages were observed in 81.8% of the cases admitted to the CT Scan center. Among cases with damage stroke (9.9%) was the most prevalent and only 0.5% of the cases had tumoral damages. Also most cases (34.6%) complained from headaches. Conclusion: The results of the present study indicate that prescribing CT Scan in Emdad Hospital in Sabzevar Iran has been higher than that of other countries in some cases.