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How do X-rays affect the body during interventional radiology procedures?

X-ray radiation is occurring all the time as a part of the natural background radiation in our environment. Radiologists use medical imaging technology like CT and fluoroscopy that emit X-ray radiation, which penetrates the body and creates images that guide interventional procedures. The effect of X-ray radiation depends greatly on the dose of radiation, the duration of exposure and the physiology of the person being imaged.

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