U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
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 answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Nov 9, 2021


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.