Question: How Much Radiation Do You Get From Fluoroscopy?

Why would you have a fluoroscopy?

Fluoroscopy helps diagnose and treat many conditions of the blood vessels, bones, joints, and digestive, urinary, respiratory and reproductive systems.

A fluoroscopy is a noninvasive medical test and is generally painless.

It makes images of any organ or body part..

Is nuclear medicine bad for you?

Are nuclear medicine tests safe? Yes, nuclear medicine procedures are very safe. We carefully select the radiotracer and radiation dose to ensure the minimum radiation exposure and maximum accuracy. You are exposed to about as much radiation in a nuclear medicine test as with a diagnostic X-ray.

Does fluoroscopy use radiation?

Fluoroscopy procedures involve exposure to ionizing radiation, which can present risks. However, if patients understand the benefits and risks they can make the best decisions about their health care.

What type of radiation is fluoroscopy?

Because fluoroscopy involves the use of X-rays, a form of ionizing radiation, fluoroscopic procedures pose a potential for increasing the patient’s risk of radiation-induced cancer.

How much radiation do you get from a PET scan?

A CT scan of the abdomen (belly) and pelvis exposes a person to about 10 mSv. A PET/CT exposes you to about 25 mSv of radiation. This is equal to about 8 years of average background radiation exposure.

How much radiation do you get from a barium swallow?

Swallow studies generally result in an effective dose of roughly 1 mSv, which is reported in the literature for these examinations (Brenner and Huda 2008).