A 45-year-old member asked:
What do you call a person that takes x-rays and does ultrasounds?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
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 answers • 13 doctors weighed in
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.
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Last updated Dec 24, 2014
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