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How much radiation exposure on a barium swallow. Just wondering since may need a ct scan?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
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In brief: Radiation dose

from Barium Swallow averages about 6mSv.
The theoretical(and it is only theoretical) increased cancer risk from this amount of radiation is 0.03% over your baseline lifetime risk. To put this into perspective, you are three times more likely to die by drowning.

In brief: Radiation dose

from Barium Swallow averages about 6mSv.
The theoretical(and it is only theoretical) increased cancer risk from this amount of radiation is 0.03% over your baseline lifetime risk. To put this into perspective, you are three times more likely to die by drowning.
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