A member asked:

Can you tell me in three year i have gotten x-ray of chest, arm and knee, should i be concerned?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell answered

Specializes in Nuclear Medicine

Ct scans provide radiation dose 100--250 times higher than a chest x-ray. .Ct scans use far more radiation than conventional x-rays and estimated responsible for 70% of medical radiation. Increased cancer risk associated. There is no way to detoxify radiation. CT scan has to be really indicated and there should be no other way of making diagnosis Benefit vs. risk should be weighed.

Answered Jul 27, 2014



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