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How Much Radiation In Mammogram
If my total body exposure to radiation is 22 msv, how much more radiation is my heart exposed to in a cardiac CT scan?
A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more
CBCT Scan: See the following website for some basic information. It depends upon particular brand of unit, software, and extent of area scanned. The office actually doing the scan can give you more accurate information. Call and ask. http://www.dent.umich.edu/patients/cbct-imaging-service-frequently-asked-questions#radiation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on scanner: This will vary with the scanner, somewhat. I found an assessment/estimate of this with a google search and i really can't do better than this. You would need to get several pieces of information off the scanner and would need to account for the technique- single or multiple passes, etc. See: http://answers.Google.Com/answers/threadview/id/742075.Html. ...Read more
Radiation: Probably about .03 mSv.Get a more detailed answer ›
CT: Ct has significantly more radiation than x-rays though the exact dose depends on a lot of specifics. The radiation from either is not extremely high to the extent that you should forego the exam when it is medically necessary. ...Read more
Does working in the radiation oncology department expose me to enough radiation to make it more likely i'll get cancer?
No: Its too small to measure. Risk for various professions have been reported. Such that dying from this is much less likely than a construction worker for example. Also the radiation exposure is virtually nil since radiation is produced electrically (versus cobalt machines) and workers are outside the room. Being inside the room with radioactive substances increases your risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable.: Following a lumpectomy, radiation therapy is usually given "from the outiside-in" over 7 weeks; select people may be treated over 4 weeks. An alternate method is to treat "from the inside-out" via brachytherapy over 5 days. Chemotherapy, when indicated, is typically given in 4-8 doses separated by 2-3 weeks over 3-6 months; Herceptin (trastuzumab) is usually given over an entire year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I chose radiation over surgery for prostate cancer and the cancer came back. Would that mean my body would get too much radiation?
Talk to doctor: Generally speaking, the doctors only treat the body with as much radiation as it can tolerate. Nothing is absolutely certain in this life and cancers do recur after radiation treatment. They also can recur after surgery. ...Read more
How much would HER-2 targeted treatment for stage-1 breast cancer (already had mastectomy) cost in the US without insurance?
It is expensive: But the treatment uses Herceptin (trastuzumab) and it is easily available all over the world. Moreover, you may not need them unless your tumor size was close to 2CM or larger. let us know the details of the size of the tumor and we can be more exact in our recommendations. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will walking through the radiation oncology department expose me to dangerous levels of radiation?
The decision: to use diagnostic X-rays is a risk/benefit analysis. The theoretical risk of a CT scan is very low. If the CT scans were medically indicated, it wasn't too much radiation. If the CT scans were unnecessary, then it was. You can go to xrayrisk.com and calculate your theoretical increased cancer risk from the scans. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chemotherapy agents: Work by several different mechanisms. Some block cell cycle progression, for example by inhibiting dna synthesis or mitotic spindle function. Others damage dna (eg., by covalent modification or strand breaks) and activate checkpoint controls to prevent those errors from being propagated and instead causing apoptosis. Radiation works similarly. Some, but not all agents work best on dividing cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much CT and pet scans are safe in one year from radiation exposure on 59 yea old woman diagnosis lung nodules. One more year to go for monitoring
Check with your ---: Radiologist as they would be give you precise information about the dose of radiation one gets with each scan. Call your hospital's x ray dept and they can put in touch with him/her. Good luck. ...Read more
significant dose: Whole-body pet/ct scanning accompanied by substantial radiation dose and cancer risk. Examinations should be clinically justified, and measures should . Whole-body pet/ct scanning is accompanied by substantial radiation dose and cancer risk. Reason justified for study (patient with malignancy and treatment for metastatic disease) with attempt at extension of life expectancy and possible cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dose dependent: Low doses - nothing very high doses can be fatal. ...Read more
If a CT scan radiation gonna cause a brain tumor how many years it will take for the tumor to appear from the radiation
3 years is enough?
Read more about it: To learn more about imaging and radiation, see: 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. I wouldn't worry about ct scan radiation causing a brain tumor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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