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MRIs and CAT Scans

 
 
gollum
 
Reply Tue 30 Sep, 2008 11:58 am
Can MRIs and CAT Scans cause cancer?
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 30 Sep, 2008 12:09 pm
@gollum,
They tell me that CAT scans involve very low dosages of radiation. Still, they do use ionizing radiation. This is not the case with MRIs, so I don't suppose there is any risk of cancer there.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 30 Sep, 2008 12:41 pm
@gollum,
I'm sure that any exposure to radiation from MRIs and CAT scans is at very acceptable levels like when your dentist takes x-rays.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 30 Sep, 2008 12:57 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Except that its like when your dentist takes an xray over and over and over again.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 30 Sep, 2008 01:01 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman, My dentist took about 25 x-rays once some years ago that really concerned me, so I called my brother-in-law dentist to ask if that was okay. He said "yes." Since it was many years ago, and I've not suffered any side-affects from it, as far as I know, I believe him. I'm sure he wouldn't want to see his sister become a widow. LOL
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