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How much radiation is there with a mri?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Well

Ultrasound uses sonic enery and actually MRI uses radiowaves which are electromagnetic radiation.
But in the colloquial use of radiation you mean xrays or ionizing radiation. And both u/s and MRI does not use ionizing radiation.

In brief: Well

Ultrasound uses sonic enery and actually MRI uses radiowaves which are electromagnetic radiation.
But in the colloquial use of radiation you mean xrays or ionizing radiation. And both u/s and MRI does not use ionizing radiation.
Dr. Philip Chao
Dr. Philip Chao
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Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: None

At least not the type that causes cell injury.
The radiation from X-rays is called ionizing radiation because it can damage tissue. There are radio waves and magnetic fields in an MRI machine. These don't damage tissue.

In brief: None

At least not the type that causes cell injury.
The radiation from X-rays is called ionizing radiation because it can damage tissue. There are radio waves and magnetic fields in an MRI machine. These don't damage tissue.
Dr. David Dinhofer
Dr. David Dinhofer
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Dr. Carl Decker
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: None

X-ray machines, ct and nuclear medicine involve radiation.
Mri and ultrasound produce no radiation.

In brief: None

X-ray machines, ct and nuclear medicine involve radiation.
Mri and ultrasound produce no radiation.
Dr. Carl Decker
Dr. Carl Decker
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