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oh, and are you smart enough to see what is noteworthy about the picture of the guy's partly bald head in the article you linked?
This study obviously is grossly out of the ordinary and had higher exposures than normal. BUT, your premise is that doctors/techs are just pouring out radiation to get what they want and the patient be damned!
Why is it noteworthy that the bald area only affects a portion of the whole head?
You are spewing garbage now making broad generalized statements based on isolated incidents and rare events. As far as me.... You have no idea what my job is so to make any statement on my radiation exposure is ill advised and ignorant at best. There are restrictions based on software. A tech cannot simple jack up the radiation as high as they want. Ridiculous statement that again shows a slippery slope that you apparently want to jump down. Your premise has so many holes it might as well be Swiss cheese shot by a shotgun.
I get it you don't want anymore radiation exposure.... Fine dont ever get exposed again..... Good luck with that and live your life at your own risk. Don't conjure up fear without evidence. How many people die from over the counter Tylenol? Should we pull that off the market? Hell peanuts kills more people every year so we should just eliminate all peanut products from society. Come on.... Hard to refute the true facts I know but be a human present it how it is. Yes indiscriminately exposing people to radiation is bad and should not be tolerated in any capacity. However those exams you have been talking about can and do save lives every single day.
A tech can keep that machine as long as they like.
That isn't even a coherent thought. Im going to guess that you meant to write "A tech can keep that machine ON as long as they like".
Have you ever ran a CT scanner? No? Actually no he or she can repeat the exam as many times as they want, but once the exam is done so is the radiation. There is no radiation on/off button. The machines themselves are always powered up as turning them off requires long startup process and checklist to run through.
Did you read the articles you posted in your own support? I happened to and it clearly states that there was a software issue in the California article. The techs were trying to reduce radiation but bc of glitch gave more. The other was gross negligence and the exam was repeated a ridiculous amount of times and person was terminated as they should have been.
I'm just going to say it, OP is an idiot. We can end this thread now
In a cardiac scan you can get up to 3 rem total body but up to 20 rem directly to the organ that is being examined, in my case, the heart. CT scans can damage your digestive system and also damage the heart, arteries and valves.
well stop being a hypochondriac and going to the dr for every little pain you have then, or stop whining about radiation.. your choice.
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