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Is it safe to have a X-ray twice in a week?

Is it safe to have a X-ray twice in a week?

OF What?: The usual rule of thumb is that if an imaging study is indicated then the risk of the study should be outweighed by the benefits. Would be helpful to know what kind of exam you are asking about and why you need it that often. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have two x-ray's done within two months of each other?

Yes: If for medical reasons at a proper hospital or imaging center, 'yes' for certain. ...Read more

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How many times per year can I do X-ray scan? How many times are considered safe and how many times are considered too much exposure to radioactivity?

It depends: In general, it is good to weigh the risk vs the benefit. So, why are you getting x-rays? If there's no good reason, then even one is too many. If, however, a deadly process is being followed (although i cannot imagine what deadly process would be followed with x-rays), then you can have some. Talk to the doctor who is ordering the x-rays and ask if the benefit outweighs the risk! ...Read more

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How often in a year can you safely get back or any x ray ? Is it safe? Thanks Brenda bcamardella@wcpss.net

How often in a year can you safely get back  or any x ray ?  Is  it safe? Thanks Brenda bcamardella@wcpss.net

May need more than o: Radiation exposure is additive over your entire life not just over one year. Always consult with a doctor and discuss risk and benefit over xray that you need. They are safe, but only do if medically necaccary and do not over do. Thanks and best of luck. ...Read more

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Is head x ray safe for 2 years old baby?

Is head x ray safe for 2 years old baby?

Yes but ...: You always have to ask why is any given test being done? What is being searched for? Is this the best way to do it or is there a better way to get the answer? I don't know enough about your child to answer those questions now but that is what you want to find out. X-Ray machines these days use much lower doses than they did in the past. ...Read more

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I have IIH and a history of traumatic LPs. Tomorrow I will be having X-ray guided LP, told this is easier and safer. Is this true? Why?

I have IIH and a history of traumatic LPs. Tomorrow I will be having X-ray guided LP, told this is easier and safer. Is this true? Why?

Could avoid bones: With X-ray guidance, the LP / spinal needle can avoid hitting the vertebral bones that make up the spine. Under skilled hands, they can be avoided even without X-ray images, but given your history, it's probably best to get as much help as possible. While bones are sensitive, the skin houses the most nerves, & so the procedure will probably not be totally pain-free w/o skin anesthesia. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is an abdominal X-ray safe if you get 3 or 4 in one month?

Is an abdominal X-ray safe if you get 3 or 4 in one month?

Probably.: A single-shot x-ray should not harm your fetus. A full ct-scan on the other hand is much more dangerous and should be replaced with MRI when possible. ...Read more

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I stood next to my son whilst he had a chest X-ray. Is it still safe to try for a baby this cycle?

I stood next to my son whilst he had a chest X-ray. Is it still safe to try for a baby this cycle?

Yes,: it is safe. The amount of incidental scatter radiation you might have received is probably unmeasurably small, and even if it wasn't, it would have no effect on your chances for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is the chest X-ray 2 times in a week is safe for my 7 yrs old child?

Is the chest X-ray  2 times in a week is safe for my 7 yrs old child?

Unlikely: Unless the equipment is ancient (like the 1950's) before advances made the radiation exposures for these studies a fraction of the old ways, there is little to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a steroid epidural injection without the use of X-ray for guidance?

Is it safe to have a steroid epidural injection without the use of X-ray for guidance?

Generally No: It is not standard of care at all. Used to be when we didn't have x-ray, but not anymore. In fact the CPT codes used to bill these types of injections now have fluoroscopic guidance built into them, including the older technique done bedside which will change for 2015. So never get an epidural without x-ray unless your are having a baby or for surgery. ...Read more

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If someone had a normal chest X-ray hoiw safe is it to assume that they do not have TB at all?

If someone had a normal chest X-ray hoiw safe is it to assume that they do not have TB at all?

Tuberculosis: If the CXR is normal it is unlikely that they have active pulmonary TB but if they previously had a primary TB infection (PPD+) they may reactivate the disease outside of the lungs. This is a complex issue and you need to provide more info before being answered satisfactorily. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My one month old is scheduled for a gastrointestinal X-ray with a barium enema; is this safe?

My one month old is scheduled for a gastrointestinal X-ray with a barium enema; is this safe?

Yes, very safe: The radiologist will make every effort to minimize the radiation used and make your baby as comfortable as possible. These exams are routine and safe. ...Read more

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Im 28 weeks preg. How safe is it to have x-rays? I have a wisdoms tooth coming in that hurts bad. The dentist has to have an x-ray, what should I do?

Im 28 weeks preg. How safe is it to have x-rays? I have a wisdoms tooth coming in that hurts bad. The dentist has to have an x-ray, what should I do?

Totally safe!: Which do you think is worse for your unborn baby? The dental infection that can spread to your bones and bloodstream, or the procedure to remove the infection? Within reason, x-rays, "novacaine", cleanings and dental work are safe for moms2b. Common sense finally wins! check this link: http://health.Usnews.Com/health-news/news/articles/2013/08/07/dental-care-safe-for-pregnant-women-experts. ...Read more

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Is it safe to undergo chest X-ray for women with a cyst in their breast?

Is it safe to undergo chest X-ray for women with a cyst in their breast?

Yes: A CXR involves relatively low amounts of radiation. It sounds like your cyst is benign. It you require a CXR go ahead. All the best. ...Read more

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What alternatives are there to facet lumbar injection? I'm an 18 yr old female & my doctor said I should do one after looking at my x-ray. Is it safe?

What alternatives are there to facet lumbar injection? I'm an 18 yr old female & my doctor said I should do one after looking at my x-ray. Is it safe?

It has a low risk : Profile but at your age i would be recommending exhausting all non invasive measures such as: regular exercise and physical therapy, weight control and avoidance of smoking along with medications such as non steroidal anti inflammatories if no medical reasons not to use. If no better, then at least further imaging in terms of a MRI &/or ct for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do CT scan two days after I had a panoramic X-ray on teeth?

Is it safe to do CT scan two days after I had a panoramic X-ray on teeth?

Safety of CT scan: There is no risk other than exposure to small amount of ionizing radiation. Panorex and CT scan are used for different purposes and if your doctor believes you need a CT scan, then it is necessary. ...Read more

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I've chronic back pain.X-ray shows several schmorl's node in thoracic spine.Chiropractor prescribed 5000IU of vit D3 to be taken daily. Is it safe?

I've chronic back pain.X-ray shows several schmorl's node in thoracic spine.Chiropractor prescribed 5000IU of vit D3 to be taken daily. Is it safe?

Yes: Taking so much vitamin d is not harmful, but probably not particularly helpful unless you have been shown to be pretty severely vitamin d deficient. Consider seeing a medical doctor and having your vitamin d level checked if you are concerned. ...Read more

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X-Ray revealed I fractured a big toe. Do I need to go back to PCP for a splint/other procedure? Is it safe to deal with it on my own, or is that bad

X-Ray revealed I fractured a big toe.  Do I need to go back to PCP for a splint/other procedure?  Is it safe to deal with it on my own, or is that bad

Toe: It all depends on how bad the fracture is and what part of the toe it involves. If you get poor healing from not receiving the right treatment, then you will be stuck with a permanent poor outcome. I would recommend that you get in to your physician and make sure your treatment is the right for your situation. Good luck. ...Read more

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20yo. Calf pain. Ultrasound normal, blood work normal. Went to ER, SOB, CT w/dye normal, X-ray normal, EKG normal. Anxiety? Flying in the AM safe?

20yo. Calf pain. Ultrasound normal, blood work normal. Went to ER, SOB, CT w/dye normal, X-ray normal, EKG normal. Anxiety? Flying in the AM safe?

I think it is safe.: Apparently they looked for blood clot in your legs and lungs and did not find any. It could be anxiety or myalgia or something similar to it . If otherwise you are a healthy person then there is no reason for not flying. During flying i would suggest streching your legs by moving around whenever you get an opportunity as a preventive measure for the DVT. ...Read more

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Are ultrasounds safer than x-rays?

Are ultrasounds safer than x-rays?

X-rays: contribute to a slight theoretical increased lifetime cancer risk. Diagnostic ultrasound has no known deleterious effects. All else being equal, then, to the best of our knowledge, US would be considered safer. ...Read more

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How many x-rays is it safe to have in a year?

How many x-rays is it safe to have in a year?

Cant tell: We will order as much a clinically indicated. You will guide us, and we will suggest, and you will approve. Now, there are cases where you won't use contrast depending on your kidney function, or if you had an adverse effect to contrast. There is always radiation exposure, it is hard to quatify the risk. ...Read more

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Are pelvic x-rays safe for unborn baby?

Are pelvic x-rays safe for unborn baby?

Avoid if possible: Try and avoid during pregnancy if possible. However, if xray is necessary, the dose of radiation is small, and the major risk is for the child to develop a type of cancer. The risk of cancer however, is extremely low. Xrays are not associated with miscarriage or birth defects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get x-rays while pregnant?

Is it safe to get x-rays while pregnant?

Depends on dosage: We cannot say x-rays are "safe". However, we can say that it is appropriate for physicians or providers to order one with a shield if the benefit of the information outweighs the risk. (the risk/benefit must be considered before giving medications to pregnant women also.) it is better if ultrasound or MRI can be substituted for a single plain x-ray; fluoroscopy should be avoided. Ask about dosage. ...Read more

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