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Can you get to much radiation from xrays and mris

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes/no: Overuse of x-rays is a problem but for the overwhelming majority of people, they do not get dangerous levels of radiation from x-rays. Cts are included in this since they use radiation too. Mris use no radiation at all. It is all magnetic.
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Dr. Heather Curry
Radiation Oncology 32 years experience
The American College of Radiology's "Image Wisely" Campaign has great information and tools for patients who want to know more about the risks and benefits of particular imaging techniques. See the link below: http://www.imagewisely.org/Patients
Oct 29, 2013
Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology 43 years experience
Yes and no: Some types of x-rays give more radiation than others. In general, the highest dose come from Nuclear Medicine, Flouroscopy and CT. Plain x-rays give a small fraction of the radiation from the above. MRI doesn't use ionizing (bad) radiation. It is important to weigh the risks and benefits. see link below. https://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/news/20090826/too-much-radiation-from-medical-imaging#
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