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Mnday i had a routine mammogram and a CT scan on my back; thursday routine xrays at dentist. Is this too much radiation? I am a 46 yr old african am. Woman in good health on no medications.

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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
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In brief: Probably just fine

We all want the least cumulative x-ray exposure always.
However, the ability to provide an accurate assessment and diagnosis often requires these studies. Because the area of exposure with the dentals is dictant from the rest, there is no need for worry. About them. If your dentist has digital x-rays, the exposure is decreased by 60 - 70 %. You might want to spread out the other 2 if possible.

In brief: Probably just fine

We all want the least cumulative x-ray exposure always.
However, the ability to provide an accurate assessment and diagnosis often requires these studies. Because the area of exposure with the dentals is dictant from the rest, there is no need for worry. About them. If your dentist has digital x-rays, the exposure is decreased by 60 - 70 %. You might want to spread out the other 2 if possible.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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In brief: You should be fine

With advanced digital technology radiation exposure will be minimal.
Make sure to inform your doctors of all upcoming exams.

In brief: You should be fine

With advanced digital technology radiation exposure will be minimal.
Make sure to inform your doctors of all upcoming exams.
Dr. Aram Agadjanian
Dr. Aram Agadjanian
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine

In brief: No,

No, you will be just fine.
Mammogram does expose you to some radiation, however minimal due to the advanced technology used. Same thing for ct scan and dental xrays. To help explain, radiation-induced tissue injury occurs after exposures over 2000 mgy. A ct produces about 70 mgy, and the other imaging modalities even less.

In brief: No,

No, you will be just fine.
Mammogram does expose you to some radiation, however minimal due to the advanced technology used. Same thing for ct scan and dental xrays. To help explain, radiation-induced tissue injury occurs after exposures over 2000 mgy. A ct produces about 70 mgy, and the other imaging modalities even less.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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