The recent news of the death of a South Korean flight attendant due to cosmic radiation work-related injuries has sparked heated discussions among netizens, and has also led more people to pay attention to the radiation risks in their daily lives, such as the inevitable X-rays encountered during imaging examinations. How much harm will these radiation do to the human body? The X-ray machine manufacturer, Perlove Medical will provide you with an answer.
Firstly, most of the equipment before the imaging subject included X-ray machines, now known as “digital X-ray photography” or DR for short; CT, also known as “computer X-ray tomography”; Magnetic resonance imaging, abbreviated as MRI. In addition, there are equipment such as gastrointestinal machines, breast digital imaging systems, DSA, PET-CT, etc.
Secondly, X-rays, CT, PET-CT, and other examinations all contain ionizing radiation. In addition, some examinations such as single photon imaging, positron imaging, and bone scanning are less common diagnostic and treatment methods in nuclear medicine, which can also produce ionizing radiation.
But its radiation is almost negligible. For example, doing a chest X-ray examination is equivalent to passing three or five security checks, or the radiation generated by flying for five hours. Moreover, all living organisms on Earth, including humans, receive natural background radiation. Even if a person does not go to a hospital for a year, they still receive about 2-3mSV of natural background radiation, which is equivalent to having 100 chest X-ray examinations.
Therefore, as long as we are confident that the radiation involved in medical diagnosis and treatment activities is within a controllable range, the benefits brought by medical radiation for the purpose of disease diagnosis and treatment to the examinee far outweigh the potential risks of harm to the human body.
As an X-ray machine manufacturing enterprise, Perlove Medical has also been striving to develop and control equipment radiation to protect the health of doctors and patients. For example, the PLX8600 U-arm DR launched by Perlove Medical in recent years is not only equipped with a large tablet configuration to achieve one-time imaging without splicing, but also equipped with a DAP dose management system. This system can display the cumulative radiation dose absorbed by patients in a single examination, making it convenient for doctors to monitor safe radiation dose for patients who have been followed up multiple times.