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MRI and CAT Scans

 
 
gollum
 
Reply Sun 1 Aug, 2010 12:19 pm
I believe MRI and/or CAT scans cause the patient to receive radiation that could ultimately be harmful.

Is there any website or otherwise with information about various providers of such scans? Perhaps a grade or disciplinary action taken against a given location?
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roger
 
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Reply Sun 1 Aug, 2010 01:23 pm
@gollum,
No ionizing radiation involved in MRI. It could be a problem if you have steel implants, though. CAT can be a pretty heavy dose. You can probably find your own websites.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 1 Aug, 2010 01:50 pm
@gollum,
Here is a radiation free CAT scan test:
http://i30.tinypic.com/33113r5.jpg
littlek
 
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Reply Sun 1 Aug, 2010 04:36 pm
You do get radiation from MRIs, Edgar. There was a story about how the levels which patients are exposed to are not regulated and can vary dramatically.
roger
 
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Reply Sun 1 Aug, 2010 05:17 pm
@littlek,
My error then. That was me, not edgar. Somehow I thought Magnetic Resonance Imaging didn't involve ionizing radiation.
littlek
 
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Reply Sun 1 Aug, 2010 05:22 pm
@roger,
Sorry for calling you Edgar!

Actually, it looks like I was the one making the error.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_resonance_imaging
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 1 Aug, 2010 05:27 pm
@littlek,
You called me Roger once on facebook. Razz
littlek
 
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Reply Sun 1 Aug, 2010 05:29 pm
@edgarblythe,
I'm sorry guys. Last year in school I kept switching the names of two boys I work with. And I have long switched my sister's and niece's names around as well. I have name dyslexia.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sun 1 Aug, 2010 05:55 pm
In the past 18 months I've had 3 MRIs 2 CAT scans and MANY xrays. I glow in the dark.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 1 Aug, 2010 05:59 pm
A relevant article -
THE RADIATION BOOM
After Stroke Scans, Patients Face Serious Health Risks
By WALT BOGDANICH
Published: July 31, 2010

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/01/health/01radiation.html?src=me&ref=homepage
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Arella Mae
 
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Reply Sun 1 Aug, 2010 06:16 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

Here is a radiation free CAT scan test:
http://i30.tinypic.com/33113r5.jpg
LOL!
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