A 20-year-old female asked:
I had got a single chest xray yesterday. m 20 year old female.can d radiation frm xray damage d body cells? or giv me any health prblms?
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Radiation risk: Hi goose3813,
the amount of radiation required for a detailed image has decreased dramatically as the technology has improved. A chest x-ray requires a very low amount of radiation, much less than a ct scan. There is still a risk of future cancer with any natural or man-made radiation exposure. A way to determine your risk is to use the calculator at http://www.Xrayrisk.Com/.
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Last updated Apr 20, 2014
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