Safe Distance To X-ray The Lung?
I want to ask, I have pulmonary rotgen in June, will I be able to rotate again in November? He said the radiation when the rotgen was not good, a period of 5 months can the effect of rotgen again not in my body ?? Please enlighten me 🙏🙏 thank you
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Need to be clarified, for what indications do you need to undergo lung X-ray examination? Did the doctor recommend it?
Determining the exact examination or medical treatment that a patient needs to undergo cannot be done haphazardly. A good and competent doctor will certainly consider carefully the benefits and risks that may result from these actions. If it is felt that the benefits to be obtained far exceed the potential risks that may arise, then an examination or medical action will be carried out.
In the x-ray examination, a picture of the internal organs will be taken in 2 dimensions using X-rays. Through this method, various diseases, such as disorders of the heart, lungs, digestive tract, bones, etc. can be detected. This examination is carried out to confirm the results of the interview, physical examination, and / or other supporting examinations conducted. Through a comprehensive examination, of course the handling of a disease can be done more optimally.
There is no minimum or maximum limit of what is the safe distance to undergo an X-ray examination, including lung X-rays. Many people worry about the negative effects of X-ray examinations, one of which is related to X-ray radiation which can increase the risk of genetic mutations and the formation of cancer cells. This concern should be corrected so as not to overdo it. Because, the danger of this radiation can only arise if you are exposed to radiation in very large doses over a long period of time. If only done once in a while, then the potential danger is very small, even can be ignored. Which is more prone to cause danger is, if your x-ray examination involves a certain contrast fluid. Because, in some people who are sensitive, this contrast fluid can cause allergic reactions, both mild to severe (anaphylaxis). This risk can actually be minimized with an allergy test before taking action.
It's better if you don't worry about it first. Consult directly with your doctor or radiology specialist who recommends doing the examination regarding the benefits and risks that you might get by undergoing the examination. When in doubt, don't hesitate to ask for a second opinion by going to another doctor.
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