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A 27-year-old male asked:

Hi, i had 4 ct scans including one headfew few chest x-rays in last four years i know it ' a too much radiation what should i do know to prevent any d?

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Difficult question : With some people we do have to do quite a few tests that can expose them to radiation. I would not worry about it too much as your doctor should keep up with it. Ask your doctor is you are concerned.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Stop worrying: Ash, the radiation you get from a CT scan is about the same as the extra amount that an airline pilot gets each year because of his/her work, and about a 1/17th of what's considered safe for a year for a radiation workers. Nobody's showed increased cancer in either group. Truth is, I'm glad you got the imaging studied you needed. You should ignore crooked doctor-bashing websites.

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