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Is x-ray radiation harmful? Is there alternative x-ray

It's the age old plain or plane x-ray. I appreciate the Merck manual states plain is the best one to use however I thought it might be more definitive to use plain x-ray FILMS when using the word plain and plane x-rays when using the request for an x-ray (not MRI, or scans). I really do believe this anomaly should be settled on a professional level as all medical writing/reporting is a legal document - wouldn't fancy an argument with a litigation lawyer over the meaning or use of this word - it could mean chaos in court. I am from Australia - be nice if England/USA/Canada/and other English medical reporting could ge this right once and for all.
Cheers. RosieLRB
Asked On : Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM,
I am Dr Shailja P Wahal from India.
The requisition for an X-ray is plain X-ray.
This implies that the X-ray is simple without any contrast.
The danger of exposure to X-ray films is minimal.
An exposure once in awhile for some disease process is harmless.

Thanks nd take care.
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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