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A 39-year-old female asked:

Radiation damage from cxrs n 2 ct? ct2004chest n ct2010 of abd n pelv + 12 cxrs in past 4 years last cxr show scarr. n osseous density stop tests or ct chest?

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Dr. Kamran Janjua
Radiology 23 years experience
Read more about it: To learn more about medical imaging and radiation risk, please check out: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ct-scan-radiation.Html and http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/radiation-exposure.Html. Properly indicated imaging studies represent, by definition, situations where the risks of radiation exposure are outweighed by the benefits to the patient.
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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 30 years experience
Risk vs Benefit: Make sure there is good medical necessity before more tests using ionizing radiation. Ct carries the highest dose. No worry about 12 cxrs. The risk of the current medical problem may easily outweigh the potential future risk. Almost all data is from nuclear incidents with much higher radiation in 1 large dose. It is difficult to calculate risk at lower levels used in ct over weeks/months.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Pulmonary testing: Please request a pulmonary consultation from your PCP. Your Pulmonologist may order pulmonary function testing, imaging and additional tests to determine if there is any damage to the function and capacity of the lung. In addition, the use of CXRs to screen exposes the individual to less radiation than a CT scan. Ultrasounds may also be useful in screening.
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Last updated Jan 28, 2020

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