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Radiologic health effects

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Radiation exposure during pregnancy

If you’re pregnant, or thinking about becoming pregnant, you might be worried about x-rays and other forms of radiation. It's important you discuss these concerns with your doctor.

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Radiation Exposure | HealthEngine Blog

Symptoms of exposure to radiation. Information about limits of electromagnetic radiation exposure reduction from computer workstation screens and TV monitors

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Department of Health | Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

Australia has a robust health system with measures in place to provide a comprehensive and effective health response in the event of a disaster or mass casualty event, including a bioterrorist act, natural disaster, bombing or communicable disease outbreak.

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Interventional Radiological Treatment of Intracranial (Brain) Aneurysms - InsideRadiology

An intracranial (brain) aneurysm is an abnormal ballooning of the wall of an artery, which is a type of blood vessel carrying blood to the brain.

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Radiation Protection Series F-1 | ARPANSA

This publication, the Fundamentals for protection against ionising radiation (2014) provides an understanding of the effects of ionising radiation and associated risks for the health of humans and of the environment.

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Empty sella syndrome (ESS) | HealthEngine Blog

Empty sella syndrome is a condition in which the pituitary gland cannot be seen on radiological imaging within a bony structure called the sella turica.

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Mammography (Breast Imaging) | myVMC

Mammography: A mammogram is a radiological tool used to image breast tissue. It can detect calcifications, cysts, fibroadenoma (non-cancerous breast lumps) and cancer. Simply an x-ray of the breast, mammography helps to evaluate and diagnose conditions.

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MRI scan magnetic resonance imaging

An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scanner uses magnetic fields, radio waves and a computer to take pictures of the inside of your body.

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Breast cancer screening and prevention | Health and wellbeing | Queensland Government

All women should undertake regular 2 yearly breast cancer screening and be aware of the normal look and feel of your breasts. Women over the age of 50 can have a free breastscreen (mammogram) every 2 years.

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Progressive multiple sclerosis | HealthEngine Blog

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