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A 24-year-old female asked:

Three times x-ray. is it safe ?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Xrays emit very tiny amounts of radiation (.01mSv) as compared to natural radiation from the sun/earth/chemicals which is about 3.7mSv per year. It would take 300 Xrays to equal one year of normal environmental exposure, so even though you have had 3 xrays, there is little to no chance that it did any damage, especially compared to the medical/health benefits of diagnosis.
Last updated Sep 22, 2020


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