Understanding X-rays (cont.)
Radiologists contribute most of the man-made radiation to the public-on average, approximately 15% of the amount a person gets from nature. The benefits of this radiation are tremendous in diagnosing disease. There are no data to suggest a risk from such low doses.
Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American board of Surgery
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National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement. Exposure of the US population from diagnostic radiation. 1989. NCRP Report.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/26/2014
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