Frequently Asked Questions
Below you can find answers to frequent queries and concerns people have with respect to radiology procedures. If you have a question that is not listed below, please feel free to contact us
A radiologist, like most other doctors, has a medical degree and undergoes years of training. Dr Jolly has an MD in radiology from the prestigious Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior and worked with renowned hospitals such as Dewan Chand Agarwal Imaging Centre and the National Heart Institute before starting Dr Jolly Diagnostics in 2000.
Further, it is important to remember that a radiologist doesn’t simply operate the machine that performs the imaging, but also interprets the scans and informs you and your doctor of progress and anomalies!
There is no medical evidence which supports that ultrasounds are harmful to babies.
Doctors around the globe have been using ultrasound for more than 20 years. It is a common medical practice to monitor the growth of a baby. According to leading medical safety organisations, ultrasounds have an excellent safety record.
No, only some imaging methods involve radiation: X-ray scans, CT, mammography and catheterization. Other methods, such as US and MRI are radiation free
Ultrasounds are high-frequency sound waves which create images of internal parts of the body by recording the sound wave variations. The image is produced based on the reflection of the waves off of the body’s internal parts
Ultrasounds do not use radiation and are safe as well as non-invasive.
Although ultrasound is popularly used in monitoring pregnancy, the scan is used to examine other body parts such as abdomen, prostate, testicles, kidney, thyroid and more.
Radiation Exposure can be hazardous. However, the radiation levels used in a medical scan or a test are not dangerous.
Medical examination radiation is precisely targeted to a particular body part. Other body parts are covered by a lead apron when needed.
Medical X-rays are very precise and use a controllable amount of radiation for scans. Radiologists are highly trained to use the right amount of radiation depending upon the conditions.
The amount of radiation used is too small to cause any side effects
It is a myth that X-Ray causes harm during pregnancy. As discussed the earlier question, medical radiations are used in a controllable and precise amount. However, it is advised to consult an experienced radiologist.
There is no medical evidence for the claim that the pressure of a mammogram can cause the tumour to break open and metastasize. Nor does the radiation from a mammogram have a negative impact on the cancer, as the radiation used is very less-lower than a regular chest X-Ray.
If you are 40 years old or above, you should ideally go for a mammogram every year, especially if you are at a greater risk of developing breast cancer, because of family history, obesity or other reasons, as that can aid in early detection of breast cancer indications.