How much raditation from an x-ray taken in the developing world?
July 9, 2008 5:38 AM Subscribe
HypochondriacFilter: I got a chest x-ray taken while travelling in Africa. No protective garmets used. Any potential for damage done to myself or potential future kids?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (11 answers total)
I'm a small female, 22-years-old. I stood on this movable platform while the x-rays were taken. They took, I believe, three of them.
Apparently a typical chest x-ray gives a dose of around 80 microSv (equivalent to 10 days background radiation exposure). That sounds like small potatoes. Any guesstimate for what that might have gone up to? I'm really looking for reassurance, or advice for what to do if I'm faced with the chest x-ray option again.