Radiation Exposure

Radiation is an energy that is produced in the form of particles or waves. It is produced naturally by sunlight, and it is also produced by humans during X-rays, cancer treatments, and in nuclear facilities. Long-term exposure to a small amount of radiation causes gene mutations and increases the risk of developing cancer. Brief exposure for a longer period causes radiation sickness. The symptoms are nausea, skin burns, and reduced organ function. In severe cases, it leads to death.

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Should I be concerned about being exposed to a lot of radiation at the age of 65?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing pulsatile tinnitus for a year. I had a CTA of the brain with and without contrast, CT of the temporal bone, and an angiogram of the brain and neck. I went for another opinion, and my doctor suggested doing a CTV of the brain and redo temporal bone CT both with and...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is quite natural to be concerned about radiation hazards, particularly when doing several scans consecutively. However, please be assured that the radiation of each scan is kept "as low as reasonably achievable" (ALARA) so that it does not...  Read Full »

I had CT scans and other X-rays done. Am I at a potential risk for cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. I recently had a CT scan and other X-rays done. The CT scan was of my head and neck, including contrast dye. I also had a chest X-ray done and a few other X-rays taken by a chiropractor. Outside of the annual dental X-rays, I have not had any other X-rays, b...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. I understand that your anxiety is due to having several radiology examinations, which you usually do not have. I have reviewed the dose report that you attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity...  Read Full »

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