How much radiation am I exposed to with an x-ray?

A chest x-ray exposes you to the equivalent of 10 days of background radiation says Joseph Harpole, MD, from John Randolph Medical Center. Learn what that means, and where background radiation comes from, in this short video.
Conway Lien, MD
The amount of radiation you are exposed to during an X-ray exam depends on a couple of factors. In this video, Imaging Medical Director, Conway Lien, MD, of Regional Medical Center of San Jose, explains. 

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