A 45-year-old female asked:
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had a neck xray and didn't shield breasts. i am nursing. should i be concerned ? read that lactating breasts are more sensitive to radiation.

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
No worries: Radiation exposure to the breasts with this exam is essentially nil. The x-ray beam is limited to the neck region and, as such, no significant scatter radiation would hit the breast tissue.
Answered on Mar 24, 2014
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