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Are radiologists likely to get cancer because of their exposure to radiation?
8 doctors weighed in

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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