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Probability Of Receiving A Harmful Dose Of Radiation


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#1 henslice

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:57 PM

Please can anyone comment on the probability of receiving a harmful dose of radiation during the career of an average radiologist?
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:19 PM

infinitesimally small


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:19 PM

As far as I know, radiation exposure is negligible unless you spend a lot of time doing fluoroscopy-guided procedures in the room (as opposed to behind the shield). Basically, that leaves only interventional radiologists (who have lead goggles, thyroid shield, vest and apron) - and there are other specialists who also regularly do fluoroscopic procedures.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 01:21 AM

https://www.ncbi.nlm...pubmed/23419190
 

Unbelievably small for the average radiologist. The above study is the first thing that popped into my mind though...


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:44 AM

https://www.ncbi.nlm...pubmed/23419190

Unbelievably small for the average radiologist. The above study is the first thing that popped into my mind though...


Oh oh. Thanks for sharing the article. Perhaps its time to consider a lead helmet as well?!
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#6 schmitty

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 10:16 AM

You can actually buy lead-impregnated OR caps for this reason. 

 

Oh oh. Thanks for sharing the article. Perhaps its time to consider a lead helmet as well?!


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Posted 31 March 2017 - 09:02 PM

infinitesimally small

 

i wonder if there is someone on this board called sulfamethoxazole :rolleyes:


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#8 A-Stark

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:23 AM

TMP alone along with dapsone can be used for treatment of PCP in the context of sulfa allergy. 

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:36 AM

TMP alone along with dapsone can be used for treatment of PCP in the context of sulfa allergy. 

 

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Going away now.  ^_^

 

ha :) 

 

we just covered this at the HUDA physics review course here in warm and sunny Texas (sometimes the resident life is not that bad).

 

It is indeed incredibly rare. The vast majority are well less than 10% of the yearly max radiation exposure (which is getting about as much as a full abdo/pelvic CT).


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