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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   I want to know about DSA angiograms of the brain
Doctor :   what do you want to know about DSA
User :   what is the normal dosage dat's been used
User :   for brain DSA's
User :   in mSV
User :   my mom went through a DSA and three CT scans
Doctor :   ok
User :   I want to know whether that has a potential risk on developing a brain tumor
Doctor :   all radiations which are used for CT Scans have potential to develop cancer
Doctor :   but the chances at these doses are vary less
User :   what about DSA's
User :   do they have risk too
Doctor :   In CT scan X rays are used
User :   yes
Doctor :   so they are risky
Doctor :   only MRI is safe
User :   what about DSA angiograms
Doctor :   as it uses only magnetic field
User :   does that use lotof radiation
Doctor :   in ct radiation levels are high
Doctor :   but the chances of developing cancer are very less
Doctor :   what is the age of your mother?

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