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A 45-year-old member asked:

what do you call a person that takes x-rays and does ultrasounds?

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Dr. Jean Jeudy
Radiology 17 years experience
Techs!: Radiographers (xray tech) takes xrays Ultrasonographers (ultrasound tech) takes ultrasounds Radiologists (physician) primarily read these imaging studies although cardiologists and other physicians may read specialized studies.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Are ultrasounds safer than x-rays?

4 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: Yes, ultrasound is safer than x-rays. The energy source for ultrasound is sound waves which has been established as safe in limited procedure times during pregnancy. X-ray energy source is radiation which has been established to be detrimental in higher doses to developing in utero babies.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How do I get somebody else to re-read x-rays?

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Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Ask for a copy: Most places will provide you or a physician of your choosing a copy of the xray if you seek a second opinion.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How long do hospitals keep x-rays and reports on patients?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
10 years: The hospital should keep the file for 10 years and know with emr may be they will keepit longer.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to have two x-ray's done within two months of each other?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: If for medical reasons at a proper hospital or imaging center, 'yes' for certain.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What information do annual x-rays provide to my dentist?

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Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
Dentistry 32 years experience
You generally can't: There are different x-rays. Some show cavities, some bone loss (gingivitis), some show head & neck cancer or your risk for stroke. Many cavities don't hurt, and only show up on x-ray films. Don't wait 'till it hurts, it may not, or by that time you may need root canal!

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