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Are radiologists likely to get cancer because of their exposure to radiation?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: In the early

days of radiology, little was known about the long term effects of radiation, and many xray workers and doctors ended up with cancers.
Nowadays, exposure is minimized by safety equipment and improved technology. Radiologist xray exposure is monitored on a regular basis with badges and other detectors.

In brief: In the early

days of radiology, little was known about the long term effects of radiation, and many xray workers and doctors ended up with cancers.
Nowadays, exposure is minimized by safety equipment and improved technology. Radiologist xray exposure is monitored on a regular basis with badges and other detectors.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No!

They might, if they didn't protect themselves.
But they go behind leaded glass, they wear lead aprons, and they stay in their offices while other people take the x-rays (who also protect themselves). No risk whatsoever.

In brief: No!

They might, if they didn't protect themselves.
But they go behind leaded glass, they wear lead aprons, and they stay in their offices while other people take the x-rays (who also protect themselves). No risk whatsoever.
Dr. Scott Welker
Dr. Scott Welker
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