4 doctors weighed in:
How many hours does radiation stay in body after xray?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
3 doctors agree
In brief: GONE instantly
Xrays are very powerful electromagnetic waves that go right though the body in an instant.
When the xray machine is off, so is the radiation. What you may be alluding to is the fact that xrays produce tissue/dna damage that can accumulate and cause cancer. It is recommended that we all should limit life-time xray exposure (especially ct scans).

In brief: GONE instantly
Xrays are very powerful electromagnetic waves that go right though the body in an instant.
When the xray machine is off, so is the radiation. What you may be alluding to is the fact that xrays produce tissue/dna damage that can accumulate and cause cancer. It is recommended that we all should limit life-time xray exposure (especially ct scans).
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified,
6M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors