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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 18 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 41 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.
Last updated Dec 24, 2014


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