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Does Exposure To Radiation Cause Congenital Abnormalities
Congenital malformation is aphysical defect present in a baby at birth that can involve many different parts of the body, including the brain, heart, lungs, liver, bones, and intestinal tract. Congenital malformation can be genetic, it can result from exposure of the fetus to a malforming agent (such as alcohol), or it can ...Read more
Yes, unfortunately: For example, patients with hodkin's lymphoma who received radiation therapy to the chest wall can have increased risk to develop breast cancer due to the radiation-years after the radiation itself. Patient who received radiation for acne or head & neck cancer- can develop thyroid cancer- many years after radiation therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you wash your face if your eyes are tired?will it cause blur or not? And how long before wasing eyes after exposure to radiation of Gadgets Thanks
Washing your: face shouldn't affect your eyesight. What kind of radiation exposure did you have? If xray, there is no need to wash out your eyes. If you work with radioactive substances(e.g. a nuclear medicine tech) and were splashed in the eyes, wash them immediately and take action according to your facility's Radiation Safety protocols ...Read more
Do exposure to radiation during treatments for tumors always cause damage to DNA or is it possible that the DNA are not affected (no mutations, etc.)?
Yes, : Ionizing radiation can cause variety of different dna damages. Radiosensitivity differs in different cell type and tumors. Usually fasting deviding cell types are more susciptible to radiation-induced dna damage during cell proliferation. However, our cells also have an elegant dna damage repair system. Most of the cells can repair the damage by 30 min following exposure to 15 gy radiation. ...Read more
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
In the early: days of radiology, little was known about the long term effects of radiation, and many xray workers and doctors ended up with cancers. Nowadays, exposure is minimized by safety equipment and improved technology. Radiologist xray exposure is monitored on a regular basis with badges and other detectors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you think steve jobs cancer was due to any inadvertant exposure to radiation or computer chemicals?
Which professions have the highest occupational exposure to radiation, and does it prove itself in cancer cases?
Should xray tech require patient to wear protective shield during a neck xray, because mine did not just wondering if shield is required because i worry about exposure to radiation
Any you don't need: Radiation exposure is guided by the principle of ALARA- As Low As Reasonably Achievable. So, any imaging or treatment involving radiation exposure should be considered in light of risk:benfit ratios. If you don't need a scan, don't have a scan. Same goes for treatment, but with that said radiation is a very useful tool in the management of a number of conditions. ...Read more
Avoid midday sun: The biggest radiation source is the midday sun. When the sun is at it's highest intensity, it's a good time to cover up, go inside, find shade, etc. Also, imaging can cause notable radiation exposure. Not so much from xrays but from ct scans. Especially for those with small children, be judicious with head ct scans. If they bump their heads, observation for 6 hours is just as effective. ...Read more
No routine check: People at risk for radiation exposure usually wear badges. If you were not wearing a badge, you can test your white blood cells for radiation damage. This is not cheap or routine though. ...Read more
The electromagnetic : Spectrum includes visible light, radio and micro waves, infrared red, ultraviolet, x-rays and megavoltage radiation. There is heating with microwaves, ergo their ubiquitous use in your home and cafeterias, but no ionizing, which is the damaging to dna action of radiation and radiotherapy. ...Read more
No: More than likely, somebody is going to overdose or inadvertently take it, causing more complications. If there is exposure to radiation, contact poison control and follow their instructions. If there is a major radiation exposure, the ki in your cabinet will likely still need instruction before being taken. ...Read more
This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from ...Read more
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