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Maybe a dumb question, but someone needs to ask it......at what point does the radiation from an MRI become itself a threat to health?

There's no ionizing radiation in MRIs.... so none, basically.

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1glennToday  10:34 am JST

My primary care physician agreed to prescribe one sedative the last time I needed an MRI.

Sounds like he gave it unwillingly. Did he give it to you the day of the MRI or on a previous visit? Did it help? The only time I had an operation in the UK I was given a sedative without asking and was wheeled into the operating theatre as it knocked me out. It was a shock when I had to walk into the theatre in Japan. My old ticker nearly broke the machine that goes ping.

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I usually fall asleep.

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Maybe a dumb question, but someone needs to ask it......at what point does the radiation from an MRI become itself a threat to health?

Fortunately the MRI do not expose the body to ionizing radiation so the potential risks are extremely low

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8891399/

If anything the risks come from the loud noises or its overuse that could lead to false positives and unnecessary treatments.

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My primary care physician agreed to prescribe one sedative the last time I needed an MRI. When I was younger it was not a problem, but now they freak me out. Old age, I think.

Maybe a dumb question, but someone needs to ask it......at what point does the radiation from an MRI become itself a threat to health?

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I hate having an MRI especially if it takes a long time.

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Inside a cylinder that is fives meters long...

Just...NO!

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