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Radiation Protection

While the field of radiology is responsible for significant medical advancements, it's not without its risks. X-ray protection is highly recommended for any individual who may be exposed. Both patients and staff involved in imaging may be exposed to radiation that penetrates the body and is partially absorbed by bones, organs, and tissue. Although the level of risk for each individual X-ray is negligible, high doses of radiation have been linked to certain health issues. Proper use of radiation protection, such as lead aprons, can offset this increased risk, which may be a cause for concern among those who are exposed to X-ray technology on a frequent basis, such as radiology technicians. 

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