Video: Myths About Radiation

There are some common myths about the dangers and risks of radiation. Some believe that radiation treatments cause cancer. In reality, the chance developing cancer from radiation treatments is extremely small. This video presents an overview of some common myths and the reality concerning radiation. Medi-Ray has had decades of experience in providing exterior plastic encasements for lead packaging in a variety of shapes and sizes. We are the largest supplier of radio-pharmaceutical shipping containers. To find out more, call 877-898-3003 or 914-979-2740 or email sales@mediray.com.

 

Slide: Common Myths About Radiation

Radiology is important to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and health conditions. However, myths have developed concerning the dangers of radiation use. One myth is that exposure to radiation is not safe and has side effects. In reality, the risk associated with low-dose radiation is very small. Medi-Ray has had decades of experience in providing exterior plastic encasements for lead packaging in a variety of shapes and sizes. We are the largest supplier of radio-pharmaceutical shipping containers. For additional information, Call 877-898-3003 or 914-979-2740 or email sales@mediray.com.


Common Myths About Radiation

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Some Common Myths About Radiation

Many of us have had X-Rays taken in hospitals, emergency clinics or doctors’ and dentists’ offices. Radiology, which is the science of X-Rays and high-energy radiation, is extremely important in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases and health conditions. However, there continues to be some common myths about the dangers and risks as it relates to radiation that can be dispelled with the correct information.

Myth: Any exposure to radiation is not safe and will cause side effects.

Reality: People are continuously exposed to radiation everyday while eating food and breathing air. A study by the UN Scientific Committee showed that the risk associated with low-dose radiation is very small. During X-Rays, MRIs and other scans, the small amount of radiation an individual is exposed to will not cause side effects.

Myth: Pregnant women should not have radiology scans.

Reality: There is no evidentiary proof that a fetus is physically harmed from an ultrasound. A 3D scanner does not use stronger sound waves or produce more heat than a 2D scan, so it is equally as safe for infants.

Myth: Radiation treatment causes cancer.

Reality: The chances of getting cancer from radiation treatment is extremely small and depends on the person’s age at the time of treatment, the area of the body that is being treated and the dosage.

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