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Residual radiation after a CT scan - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi doc
User :   is there any residual radiation left in the body after a CT scan
User :   you there doc ?
User :   you there ?
User :   hello
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   No, there is no radiation that is left after a CT scan.
Doctor :   The radiation is what you are exposed to at the time of the scan.
User : a man can stay with her pregnant wife immediately after the test
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   It is generally avoided in pregnancy.
User :   no x-rays are emitted later on from the person's body ?
Doctor :   Unless absolutely necessary.
Doctor :   No.
User :   ok..but the husband can undergo the test it ?
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   There is no residual radiation.
User :   the pregnant wife has no risk from the man who has undergone CT scan ...
Doctor :   No, there is no chance of any residual radiation.

Doctor :   A CT scan emits XRAYS that pass through a person's body
Doctor :   but dont get radiated
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