A 24-year-old male asked:
Is it true that pt like ultrasound, tens, laser expose the body to radiation? is it like x-ray? what is the approx dose from 10 visits?
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Diagnostic Radiology 25 years experience
Physical Therapy: uses non-ionizing radiation. Xray and CT are ionizing radiation, which you should seek to reduce exposure to whenever possible. However, ultrasound, TENS and laser use sound, electricity and light energy which are generally regarded as safe in these therapeutic amounts.
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