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A 56-year-old male asked:

is radiation exposure during angiography significantly high?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
All radiological studies, except MRI techniques are accompanied by variable levels of radiation, but the remote risks are far outweighed by the diagnostic benefits. If your doctor has recommended an angiogram, definitely agree, as a blood vessel problem can be a critical situation, if ignored.

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