Question by  Loriannmac3 (16)

Are radiology techs at higher risk for cancer?


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Theoretically, yes. However, radiology technicians, especially those doing X-rays, are always supposed to be behind a lead lined wall before doing the X-rays. They also have radiation badges to measure exposure levels to prevent dangerous exposure levels. If all precautions are followed, the risk of getting cancer from a radiology job is low.


Answer by  KIndiraNarasimham (142)

Theres are no many risks from radiation if you do not protect yourself the way you're supposed to.There is a theoretical risk of cancer from small doses of radiation, such as might be encountered by radiographers/technologists in the operation of diagnostic equipment. A few old studies show statistically significant associations between occupational exposure and cancer in radiologists.


Answer by  aearthdragon (471)

Honestly not much more than the rest of us. Humans are exposed to radiation all the time by sunlight and various other things. Radiology techs deal with x-rays, which can cause cancer with repeated exposure. However, most states only allow them to work certain amount of hours and thus reducing their exposure.


Answer by  worker54 (75)

Yes! Although radiology techs wear lead to protect them from the radiation, lead only covers the body, not arms, head, and lower legs. Radiology techs work in the radiation environment, they are exposed on daily bases, depends on the department they work, the exposure level are different. But for sure, radiology techs at higher risk for cancer.

You have 50 words left!