50 yr old female. When I was 32 had head/neck ct scan, 33 chest ct, abdominal ct, pelvic ct. 2008 head ct w contrast and chest xray, 2012 head and face ct. At some point during all this had a barium study of the small intestines and a barium study of the colon.
I try to avoid xrays now, but many of these were unavoidable.
I wish I had asked for alternative testing back during the earlier days. These were not emergencies so I would have thought an mri would have been better. 2008 and 2012 were emergency situations so I understand those.
Thank you for any insight.
PS Just had a chest xray because I was discharged from ER in 2008 and told all was fine. Recently requested my mri results for a different problem to compare and they sent the results from my chest xray as well. That showed nodular density, prob a nipple but suggested follow up. Noted Hypoaeration. Had the followup today (five years later) and the tech commented on my long lungs. I think she had to take two pics to get all my lungs in (from the backi). I'm 5'7" 110 lbs. Is this something bad???