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Could the exposure that xray techs receive give them a higher cancer risk?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Not really: Technologists and physicians utilizing radiation are monitored monthly for radiation exposure. If overexposed they are cautioned and spend less time being exposed. They are usually protected by wearing lead aprons when doing fluoroscopy and spend as little amount of time as possible in the radiation field.With advent of digital imaging, the radiation exposure has been tremendously reduced.

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