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How would i know how much radiation i received on my recent CT scan when apparently they vary according to the scanner used/where you get it done?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice
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In brief: Ask where done

Ask at the place where you had the scan done, they should have records of what they did and should be able to tell you how much radiation you were exposed to.

In brief: Ask where done

Ask at the place where you had the scan done, they should have records of what they did and should be able to tell you how much radiation you were exposed to.
Dr. Martin Fried
Dr. Martin Fried
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Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology
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In brief: Ask the x-ray tech

Most ct scanners have a dose estimate done at the time of the scan.
It is based on the time and radiation produced (a factor of the tube voltage and current). This is an estimate because the organ dose varies by weight and height.

In brief: Ask the x-ray tech

Most ct scanners have a dose estimate done at the time of the scan.
It is based on the time and radiation produced (a factor of the tube voltage and current). This is an estimate because the organ dose varies by weight and height.
Dr. David Dinhofer
Dr. David Dinhofer
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Dr. David Dinhofer
The US FDA has asked that patients be given a report card of the radiation dose each time they are exposed to radiation. So, you can ask for one if you did not get one.
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