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does anyone know anything about this?

my GF wants to get into a Radiology school (shes fresh outta high school)... but ive warned her that being around all that radiation is gonna be bad for her.


but im a music major, so i really dont know sh|t about radiology or radiation from xrays at all...


anyone know any information on this?


thanks yo
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You clearly know little about radioloogy. Stringent precautions are taken to ensure radiologists and radiographers accumulate no more than any other person would in another line of work. She (and you) have nothing to fear.
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ill assume this is some video game ref.. pokemons?
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You clearly know little about radioloogy.


Stringent precautions are taken to ensure radiologists and radiographers accumulate no more than any other person would in another line of work. She (and you) have nothing to fear.



lol... i said i dont know sh|t about it.. im a music major !!!
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ill assume this is some video game ref.. pokemons?


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lol... i said i dont know sh|t about it.. im a music major !!!


No, I got that. I wanted to know why you would warn her against threats that you have no idea about.
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Your poor girlfriend.
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12 Years of college and a ****load of money if she lands the right job.


Plus everything LordBishek said
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You clearly know little about radioloogy. Stringent precautions are taken to ensure radiologists and radiographers accumulate no more than any other person would in another line of work. She (and you) have nothing to fear.


+1

Although, TBH, there is still some exposure, but the risk is greatly reduced.
AI wouldn't say it's the exact same as any other job though.
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No, I got that. I wanted to know why you would warn her against threats that you have no idea about.



i have heard about radiation poisoning...

and ive had SEVERAL xrays done on my own chest head and legs.

and everytime they give you that lead pad to block your **** and balls... and ive asked why.

one doc told me Xrays boil your insides real quick... scared me to say the least.
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lol... i said i dont know sh|t about it.. im a music major !!!

You don't have to be a science major to know some of the basics. Radiology is no more dangerous than any other career.

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That's why the nurse/doctor leaves when x-rays are done.

The radiation isn't a problem for a one off. But if you're working there it would build up over time.



see thats what i thought..


i mean the nurse leaves and gets behind a huge wall with some thick ass fiberglass...

obviously shes trying to hide from something.. and that lead sheet that they give you to protect your junk.. it seems like a dangerous room to be in.. and a worse job to have.
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i have heard about radiation poisoning...

and ive had SEVERAL xrays done on my own chest head and legs.

and everytime they give you that lead pad to block your **** and balls... and ive asked why.

one doc told me Xrays boil your insides real quick... scared me to say the least.


I understand that, but your girlfriend will be WORKING in Radiology, not as a patient. When you went for your X-Ray, did you notice that at the time of the procedure the member of staff stood well away from you, away from the beam direction? Or behind a massive Lead curtain? It wasn't there because there was a sale at Homebase.


^^^

Why is it a worse job because you take safety measures? Stand on the other side of the room or behind a giant lead wall, and why would it be in any way unsafe? Don't you think radiologists themselves are concerned with their increased chances of cancer?
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and why would it be in any way unsafe?



lol at bold..


i know they take precautions... but seeing how humans dont really know everything about the world around them, i assumed there was still some radiation getting to them...

and based on the link Deliriumbassist gave me.. i was right.

"radiation workers may be at a greater risk of developing breast cancer or leukemia. Receiving a dose as low as 1 rem may increase a person's chance of developing cancer by 1 in 2000."

"findings of this study showed that this group of radiologic technologists was found to have an increased risk for breast cancer and leukemia"

"From studying animals exposed to acute and chronic radiation, scientists have concluded that humans can expect to have their life spans reduced by 10 days for every rad received"


its not bad, but still..... i dont want anything to happen to her. excuse me for caring
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see thats what i thought..


i mean the nurse leaves and gets behind a huge wall with some thick ass fiberglass...

obviously shes trying to hide from something.. and that lead sheet that they give you to protect your junk.. it seems like a dangerous room to be in.. and a worse job to have.

Radiologists(as in doctors specialising in that crap, rather than radiographers) spend precious little time doing actual X-rays.
In my experience(that's of having scores of X-rays, nearly a dozen CT scans and 5 or 6 MRI scans), the radiographers spend their time examining films and reporting on them, far more than they actually perform things like this.
X-rays have always, in my experience, been done by radiographers, and they're ALWAYS far away from the X-ray machine when it's on(even the portable machines they use in wards when you can't be moved), and they wear badges and bracelets that have stuff in them which monitors their exposure to radiation.
There are strict protocols to be observed when handling radiological materials - they come out of their containers only for the shortest possible time, and any contaminated equipment is disposed of in special containers. Plus, when radioactive treatments are administered, it's usually some poor sucker of a nurse who does it.
While there are some risks inherent with the job, that's what life is. Risky.
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The hospitals in my home town pay up to $85 an hour for radiologists.


There is high demand for trained radiologists.
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You clearly know little about radioloogy. Stringent precautions are taken to ensure radiologists and radiographers accumulate no more than any other person would in another line of work. She (and you) have nothing to fear.


Yeah this. You're just a crazy hippy man... sorry but they're extremely careful with anything even MILDLY dangerous...
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Radiologists(as in doctors specialising in that crap, rather than radiographers) spend precious little time doing actual X-rays.
In my experience(that's of having scores of X-rays, nearly a dozen CT scans and 5 or 6 MRI scans), the radiographers spend their time examining films and reporting on them, far more than they actually perform things like this.
X-rays have always, in my experience, been done by radiographers, and they're ALWAYS far away from the X-ray machine when it's on(even the portable machines they use in wards when you can't be moved), and they wear badges and bracelets that have stuff in them which monitors their exposure to radiation.
There are strict protocols to be observed when handling radiological materials - they come out of their containers only for the shortest possible time, and any contaminated equipment is disposed of in special containers. Plus, when radioactive treatments are administered, it's usually some poor sucker of a nurse who does it.
While there are some risks inherent with the job, that's what life is. Risky.


this.

I assume TS is also worried about his girlfriend driving, flying, eating unhealthy foods, smoking, sitting in front of a computer for hours, using electricity, swimming etc.

plenty of things can kill you/harm you/are bad for your health.

in fact it'd be difficult to find things that can't kill you.
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lol at bold..


i know they take precautions... but seeing how humans dont really know everything about the world around them, i assumed there was still some radiation getting to them...

and based on the link Deliriumbassist gave me.. i was right.

"radiation workers may be at a greater risk of developing breast cancer or leukemia. Receiving a dose as low as 1 rem may increase a person's chance of developing cancer by 1 in 2000."

"findings of this study showed that this group of radiologic technologists was found to have an increased risk for breast cancer and leukemia"

"From studying animals exposed to acute and chronic radiation, scientists have concluded that humans can expect to have their life spans reduced by 10 days for every rad received"


its not bad, but still..... i dont want anything to happen to her. excuse me for caring


I understand your concern mate, but that article has a crucial bit in it - in fact the ONLY bit that suggests WHY the safety was low at the time:

There seems to be a general disregard for basic yet, essential radiation safety practices in the new "digital age" of Radiology.


This has been a known fact ever since we worked out Marie Curie's cancer was caused by exposure to radiation. As long as your gf follows the regs and acts sensibly, she hasn't got anything to fear. Think of it this way - who would take the job when there are other, much less dangerous jobs out there for equal pay when this one carries such a massive health risk? Answer: There IS no health risk IF you follow basic safety precautions. Yes, you have to be careful with the equipment, but you have to be careful when you are out driving or when you handle a scalding cup of tea or coffee. That doesn't mean people don't do it, and while people freely accept the RISKS that come with such activities, the activities themselves are perfectly safe if carried out in a controlled and sensible manner.

EDIT: As a postscript, that article is also focusing on the individuals receiving controlled doses of radiation rather than the radiologists/radiographers themselves.

And if you really are concerned, why not ask her to talk to an actual radiographer/radiologist?
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Yeah this. You're just a crazy hippy man... sorry but they're extremely careful with anything even MILDLY dangerous...


then explain why we used the atom bomb TWICE.

I've gone for alot of x-rays in my life, and every time i went they always had that little lead lined room for the nurses
your girlfriend would be the one in said lead room and she would probably be fine, not to mention before she even gets to this point theres years of med school and training on running X-ray machines
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I assume TS is also worried about his girlfriend driving, flying, eating unhealthy foods, smoking, sitting in front of a computer for hours, using electricity, swimming etc.


dont be dense.

i was worried about RADIATION... any Jap would tell you thats a legit concern.


also.. im the one who does too much of the underlined


and thanks LordBishek, ive been online all day trying to find her a local school, and ive emailed a few radiologists in the state asking these questions.
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dont be dense.

i was worried about RADIATION... any Jap would tell you thats a legit concern.


also.. im the one who does too much of the underlined


and thanks LordBishek, ive been online all day trying to find her a local school, and ive emailed a few radiologists in the state asking these questions.


Yeah no worries. If you need advice or have questions, I'm mates with a couple of radiographers/radiologists (consultants and senior staff, mind you, not some trainee or med student) so I can pass on your query or whatnot.
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Yeah no worries. If you need advice or have questions, I'm mates with a couple of radiographers/radiologists (consultants and senior staff, mind you, not some trainee or med student) so I can pass on your query or whatnot.

Can you ask them why I can't put tinfoil/cats in the microwave?
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Yeah no worries. If you need advice or have questions, I'm mates with a couple of radiographers/radiologists (consultants and senior staff, mind you, not some trainee or med student) so I can pass on your query or whatnot.



o really?!? thats great.


just ask if all my worries are ... paranoid nonsense.
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o really?!? thats great.


just ask if all my worries are ... paranoid nonsense.


I did some work experience in Radiology, I can tell you they are
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Can you ask them why I can't put tinfoil/cats in the microwave?
You can in theory. In the end it comes down to 'ethical concerns'
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cats in the microwave?



my buddy and i put a cat in the microwave once... 5 secs.

it wailed like no other. my lil sister was pissed


once we put a cockroach in the microwave.. it lasted like 5 minutes!! then it kinda twitched and fell over dead. lols.
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Can you ask them why I can't put tinfoil/cats in the microwave?


Because you boil the cat, doofus. Microwave radiation excites and heats water molecules.
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You can in theory. In the end it comes down to 'ethical concerns'

Foiled again by ethics

They won't let me cut out people's brains either. Cunts.
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Because you boil the cat, doofus. Microwave radiation excites and heats water molecules.

How else am I supposed to boil my cats?
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My aunt is a radiologist and she makes damn good money.


So if your girlfriend "wearing the pants" in the relationship is one of your "fears," then yes, be very, very afraid, Mr. Music Major, AKA Unemployed Guy.
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Foiled again by ethics

They won't let me cut out people's brains either. Cunts.


Oh, that isn't due to ethics. That's because you're black. They let white people do it you know.
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EDIT: As a postscript, that article is also focusing on the individuals receiving controlled doses of radiation rather than the radiologists/radiographers themselves.

And if you really are concerned, why not ask her to talk to an actual radiographer/radiologist?


Although it focusses mainly on radiation workers.
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thanks! i think that one Doc i had was just fvckin with me.. im sure it was true, but he probably said it a lil rougher than needed..

plus that lead sheet barely covers my junk, and ive always worried about my lil soldiers.
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