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Are radiologists more likely to get cancer because of exposure to radiation?
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Potentially
Yes, if the radiologist has not appropriately protected him/herself from radiation in the workplace, this can increase their long-term cancer risk.

In brief: Potentially
Yes, if the radiologist has not appropriately protected him/herself from radiation in the workplace, this can increase their long-term cancer risk.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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In brief: No
No radiologists and other staff are well protected by lead shields, also also their exposure to radiation energy is annually measured from their badges.
Only way they can get exposed is if they careless and break down in required techniques.

In brief: No
No radiologists and other staff are well protected by lead shields, also also their exposure to radiation energy is annually measured from their badges.
Only way they can get exposed is if they careless and break down in required techniques.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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