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How to tell if my leg fracture is healing?

First, please note that I am not an orthopedist, and please make note of the disclaimer in the yellow box next to your question. This is not to be construed as personal medical advice. Second, major ...
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Real dangers of CT Scan made only once at age of 31

CT brain at 31, what's the risk? Short answer: Very little, compared to overall cancer risk* Longer answer: Your girlfriend is concerned about increased risk of brain malignancy due to having a CT at ...
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Are these x-rays consistent with a broken arm on a 6-year-old girl?

X-rays normally contain identification markers to indicate the side, the date, possibly name and other information. It looks like you've cut part of the x-rays off but it looks like there's a ...
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Why are X-rays laterally inverted?

When reading radiographs in human health, the x-rays are read as though facing the patient. So, when you have a PA chest x-ray ( or dorsoventral view for a dog ) the x-rays enter the posterior ...
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Is taking x-rays during a dental check-up harmful?

The American Dental Association states that the overall exposure to all sources of radiation per year is estimated to be in the USA 6.2 mSv. And from an OPG which is probably similar to what you're ...
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Dangers of having MRI, CT-scan, & X-ray within a seven day period?

The amounts of radiation in today's machines is low enough that there is no negative impact to be expected. For comparison: X-Rays: A chest X-ray gives you about 10 mrem MRIs measure the reaction ...
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How to request copies of CT-Scans, MRI, X-rays & ultrasound/endoscopic imagery from Dr.'s/Surgeons for personal records? Possible?

Regarding United States, quote from "Copy Fees and Patients’ Rights to Obtain a Copy of Their Medical Records: From Law to Reality" (2005): Patients have a legal right under HIPAA to a copy of ...
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Medical Images and workflow

Take a look at the IHE Radiology Scheduled Workflow integration profile in IHE Radiology (RAD) Technical Framework. This explains a common workflow model.
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Is ultrasound more subjective than X-ray?

There are some evidences to prove that ultrasound is subjective, as there are chances of it giving false positive results as the interpretation may vary from one evaluator to the other. the ...
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Real dangers of CT Scan made only once at age of 31

The TL;DR answer is: yes, radiation can cause cancer, but no one knows for sure exactly what the risk is of one CT scan. Radiation (especially in fetuses/children) increases the likelihood of cancer. ...
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Is this a comminuted fracture?

I was going to say no because I was under the impression there was also a component of the fragment sizes in the definition (I'm not a specialist), but in doing a bit of research I appear to be wrong. ...
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Does a radiologist adjust the amount of radiation for each individual?

According to this Harvard Medical article, in order to x-ray an arm or leg the average dose is 0.001mSv with a range reported in literature of 0.0002—0.1mSv. A lumbar spine x-ray would require an ...
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Foot X Ray: Oblique vs Lateral View - Terminology points to Same or different?

Your first reference points out the difference between a lateral ankle view versus an oblique view. The oblique view is taken from a lateral position but the joint is tilted so that the rays travel ...
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RTG Pisiform Fracture or Noise

Pisiform fractures like scaphoid fractures can be tricky to identify, and this is a good example of why! Even though I don't have a definitive yes/no answer, I wanted to answer this question as it is ...
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Are Depressions in the Skull Normal or At Least Okay

I am a layman, no expert on human skulls. I do think I can likely help you feel a little less concern perhaps. The type of xray used by orthodonists typically is called a cephalometric xray or ceph. ...
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Real dangers of CT Scan made only once at age of 31

The risk from a single CT exposure should realistically be estimated to be zero. The commonly used "linear no-threshold extrapolation model" to get to estimates of cancer risks due to exposure to low ...
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What does cavity look like on X ray?

Bottom row, second from the front, right at the gum line. See the darkened wedge-shaped area on the right edge of the tooth in the enlargement below? That is exactly what it looks like: a hole in the ...
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