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Can you please describe the cancer risk factors of becoming a radiology technologist?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

No increase: Take proper precautions, and i understand that there's no increased cancer risk.

Answered 10/8/2015

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Dr. Gerald Mandell answered

Specializes in Nuclear Medicine

Almost none: In recent decades with the adent of digital radiography and fluoroscopy, about 100th amount of prior dose. Most importantly radiation workers are monitored closely with radiation badges. Radiation safety committee usually meets regularly and checks the exposure of the employees.Technologists regularly wear lead aprons when in room or next to patient being irradiated.

Answered 4/25/2013

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Dr. Ernst Garcon answered

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology

No change: With good imaging techniques, the risk is not different then the general populations.

Answered 10/8/2015

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