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Let me explain: There is some radiation exposure from body scanner, but I do not think there are dangerous in general. ...Read more
Are the at home portable ultrasound therapy machines when used safely cancerous/release radiation?
Is the iTero scanner for used for Invisalign "radiation free?" ( I saw in some websites that claim iTero scanner is radiation free)
Difficult to answer: Scanners do produce electromagnetic radiation but it is non-ionizing. Ionizing radiation like x-rays are dangerous to DNA. Regard the millimetre wave radiation radiation likely it does not cause DNA damage to your tissue. There are some studies that show DNA damage outside of the cell but not really inside of the cell per say. Basically your ok for the very short time your in the scanners. ...Read more
Thyroid nodules -should patient know? Us features microcalcifications, shape, hypoechogenicity, type III color power doppler do doctors look carefully?
Thyroid nodules: Many people have thyroid nodules. Most are benign. There are many features that a radiologist will look for in thyroid nodules to help determine if further evaluation is needed. The most important features are calcification, taller than wide nodules and irregular microlobulations. If need be a fna or core biopsy can be preformed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are advantages of MRT (Magnetic Resonance Tomography) scan over MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan? Are these equally safe?
Any doctors out there who have tried sleep/activity/etc. Tracking devices and services (e.G., jawbone's up, fitbit, nike+ fuelband)? Thoughts?
I use fitbit: I've been using fitbit daily for over 2 years. During the day it shows my activity patterns, and allows me to use that feedback to modify the behavior. For example if I have not met my step goal by dinner time a postrprandial walk becomes more attractive. At night, the fitbit can provide useful information regarding quality of sleep. The web software allows for tracking of calorie intake andweight. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Excellent 3 years!!: I believe the the nomad was the first handheld fda approved "x-ray" device. I have used it for 3 years. It is convenient , potable, cost effective (one unit can be enough for an entire office) takes excellent pictures and incredibly safe (low radiation digital) to the patient and health care provider! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thinking of $$$ investment in myself - BLT Vanquish. Uses RF technology. Seems Safe and noninvasive. Thoughts /Feedback?
It's BTL: BLT is a Bacon Lettuce Tomato sandwich.... Kidding aside, we do not give such advice on Health Tap Prime however I would be very careful about weight control or fat removal systems! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Adjunct only : Despite the testimonials and the pseudoscientific stuff, there is no reason to think this will help you. You may be tempted to spend some money on the ideas that "it might help" and the practitioner may be sincere if misguided. You would be subsidizing a health fraud. I urge you to get with an evidence based holiday / complementary practitioner instead. ...Read more
Yes, but..: A stainless steel plate for fracture repair will affect imaging of that specific area. Some people can have sensations when getting the exam but most don't. Effects may be more significant on the stronger 3t magnets but most people notice little to nothing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are android (methyltestosterone) phones more harmful than the normal phones because of being prone to harmful frequencies?
No: Infrared cameras record light in the beyond red end of the visible spectrum. Fires, heat lamps and the sun put out far more infrared than such cameras and many of them emit no light at all but only record the image. It is the short wavelength end that is a problem such as uv light. ...Read more
Are electromagnetic fields (EMFs) dangerous to human health? Am concerned due to local power co's new smart meters being installed on homes in my area
I say you're safe: The "independent medical thinkers" have been alleging horrible health problems caused by these fields for four decades without a single decent study that isn't loaded with recall bias. There's no animal model, no real theory as to why they're dangerous, and the field generated by your beating heart affects you more. By now, the NIH research piranhas would have found any danger that's real. ...Read more
Entertainment: Tv shows are entertainment. Even reality tv isn't based on reality. ...Read more
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