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Had several x rays and CT scans this year . Maybe 7 cts and 14 x rays . Is this deadly?

Had several x rays and CT scans this year . Maybe 7 cts and 14 x rays . Is this deadly?

Not deadly: It's not deadly but you should make your doctors aware of all the radiation you've recieved. The bigger question is why so many cts? Are they all really necessary? ...Read more

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Which is dangerous. X ray or MRI for human?

Which is dangerous. X ray or MRI for human?

Moderation: Xray involves ionizing radiation which in moderation will not be dangerous. Multiple high dose studies like ct, pet ct, some nuclear scans in short intervals of time can lead to possible cancer. Mri uses magnetic fields and does not involve ionizing radiation and therefore is not usually harmful. The use of these forms of imaging depends on answer required to solve individual problem. ...Read more

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Can X-ray technician provide over dose of radiation in chest X-ray? He said that my amount of radiation for 4 views of chest X-ray was 7msv. Why?

Can X-ray technician provide over dose of radiation in chest X-ray? 
He said that my amount of radiation for 4 views of chest X-ray was 7msv.
Why?

That is: approximately the radiation dose of a chest CT, it is far too much to be the dose from a 4 view chest X-ray, which should probably be. 1/10th of that or less. Perhaps you misheard the technologist? I'm not sure why the tech was providing you that info out of context anyway. ...Read more

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Can chest x rays miss a lung infection?

Can chest x rays miss a lung infection?

Yes: Chest xray looks at the lung tissue superimposed on a the chest wall tissue including the ribs and all the muscles and thus can miss subtle findings. In addition, lung infection can be subtle, with presentation as a small focus of infection or a rather very faint infection area that can be very difficult to detect with xray alone. A ct study may be useful if necessary. ...Read more

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Clear CT scan of chest. Worried about lung cancer. Two x rays and one CT clear. But the CT was without contrast & shoulder pain persists. Contrast?

Clear CT scan of chest.  Worried about lung cancer.  Two x rays and one CT clear.  But the CT was without contrast & shoulder pain persists. Contrast?

NO!: Lung cancer has been eliminated as a realistic diagnosis. Move on, be glad. There are rather more mundane causes for shoulder pain. See an orthopedic surgeon and find out what's going on with that shoulder. ...Read more

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What is better CT scan or mir to further diagnose right superior mediastinum widening in the chest x ray?

What is better CT scan or mir to further diagnose right superior mediastinum widening in the chest x ray?

CT scan: Mediastinum is best seen with a contrast enhanced ct scan. Mri is improving and could be used instead but i prefer ct scan. Right mediastinal widening could be due to a congenital anomaly such as right sided aortic arch. Have you reviewed this finding with your doctor? ...Read more

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Does bone scan process involve any exposure to radiation as in x ray?

Does bone scan process involve any exposure to radiation as in x ray?

Yes: Both x-ray an isotope for bone scan produce ionizing irradiation. Exposure from isotope of bone scan in adult is about 6 msv. This is similar to some ct scans.The only imaging methods not involving irradiation are ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging mri. Information from each test is not the same. ...Read more

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Can a x ray show spinal cancer?

Can a x ray show spinal cancer?

Yes and no: The X-ray will show a mass on the bony spine , at times haze on the soft tissue on the spine and lesions eroding the spine. Al of these masses that can be seen on X-rays can be benign or malignant. Thus the X-ray will show the mass but can not prove it is cancer without a biopsy ...Read more

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Chest xray pa lateral taken... Show problem of lungs if any?

Chest xray pa lateral taken... Show problem of lungs if any?

Yes: A chest x-ray can show different structures in the chest including the trachea and lungs, heart, vessels, bones, and the diaphragm to name a few. They do not see everything and there are other tests to look for and at specific things depending on the clinical issue. ...Read more

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If the effects of dental x ray radiation exposure is cumulative, does that mean all the x Rays damage I ever gotten stays there?

If the effects of dental x ray  radiation exposure is cumulative, does that mean  all the x Rays damage I ever gotten stays there?

Yes: But as with any medicine it's risk vrs. benefit. A full set of diagnostic dental x-Rays is less radiation than spending a day in the sun. The health care community is very careful about the exposure you receive, taking only those films or digital films required to aid in your treatment. ...Read more

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I've 3 CT scan & 15 X-ray of pelvis in 2 yrs for study of fracture of left acetabulum. Is so many x-rays & CT harmful? Specially for male genital?

I've 3 CT scan & 15 X-ray of pelvis in 2 yrs for study of fracture of left acetabulum. Is so many x-rays & CT harmful? Specially for male genital?

Unlikely: The amount of radiation you received does not reach the threshold to be worried about cancer. Check out website xrayrisk.Com and radiologyinfo.Org to get more information. I am sure the xrays and ct scans were important to provide treatment of your fracture. ...Read more

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Would a chest x ray show be able to see any cancer of the spine ?

Would a chest x ray show be able to see any cancer of the spine ?

You may or may not: It all depends on the type of cancer in your spine and its stage of growth.
Some cancers eat-up the bone and others build on the existing bone.
Best recommendation would be to have a doctor order the test that will best diagnose your disease. ...Read more

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Can "x rays films" go through airport scanners?

Yes: There is no problem as long as the film has been used to take x-rays. Unexposed film can't be scanned. ...Read more

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Can multiple lung lesion 2.5cm in size be detected on routine chest x rays?

Can multiple lung lesion 2.5cm in size be detected on routine chest x rays?

Yes: The resolution of the cxr is such that it should be able to show lesions this big. The advent of the digital xr even makes it easier to see them. It still does not give us the diagnosis, it only makes us see them so we can work them up. ...Read more

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What is bronchovascular markings in chest x ray?

What is bronchovascular markings in chest x ray?

Central markings: Central markings consisting of combination of blood vessels and bronchial walls. These extend out from mediastinum and heart. ...Read more

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