A 47-year-old male asked:
Question about radiation risk. patient is in hospital over 3 weeks, 2 ct of chest , 1 ct of neck , portable chest x-ray almost every day and now scheduled for fluoroscopy - barium swallow test in order to remove ngt. are these too much radiation?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singhanswered
Pathology 51 years experience
There is cost benefit ratio to be considered. Not doing the studies would interfere with proper diagnosis and as a corollary a proper treatment.
Reviewed Nov 09, 2021
Dr. Bennett Machanicanswered
Neurology 54 years experience
It appears that the doctors are performing in a diligent and conscientious fashion, and proceeding in an appropriate thorough direction. Would think that concern for radiation secondary to imaging would be the least of the worries involving what appears to be a serious situation. The doctors' goal is to preserve life and promote recovery; allow them to do their jobs.
Answered Nov 09, 2021
Last updated Nov 9, 2021
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