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A 45-year-old female asked:

Had a neck xray and didn't shield breasts. i am nursing. should i be concerned ? read that lactating breasts are more sensitive to radiation.

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 39 years experience
No worries: Radiation exposure to the breasts with this exam is essentially nil. The x-ray beam is limited to the neck region and, as such, no significant scatter radiation would hit the breast tissue.

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Last updated Mar 24, 2014

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