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A 48-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No increase: Take proper precautions, and i understand that there's no increased cancer risk.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
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.
Dr. Ernst Garcon
Diagnostic Radiology 30 years experience
No change: With good imaging techniques, the risk is not different then the general populations.

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