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Forum Freshman September 26th, 2010, 03:59 PM I had an x-ray taken of my mouth, they put a metal tube on to my nose pointing downwards at 45 degrees to catch my teeth. However after the lady (I forget her proper title) went out the room and a short time later (few seconds) when I guess it's when the machine was turned on, I felt tingling straight through my nose and mouth.
I only guess that it was the x-rays, but looking on Google it seems you not meant to feel them, so what's going on? Forum Sophomore September 26th, 2010, 04:27 PM The lady's title is either a nurse or a radiologist.
Forum Bachelors Degree September 27th, 2010, 03:44 PM Harold's electric shock idea is probably much more likely... do you have any fillings? Forum Cosmic Wizard November 16th, 2010, 07:26 AM I guess you could feel x -rays if they are intensive enough.
Suspended November 18th, 2010, 10:40 PM Originally Posted by Prometheus When I asked some radiographers and physicists on sight how much more powerful they just laughed at me and said you couldn't even begin to compare them.
Weird though... I have gotten x -rays in the past and didn't start feeling them up until about a year ago (I am 21 now) Too much radiation exposure over time definitely can have adverse effects on health.
Scattered radiation poses a much smaller health risk to the researcher because of its reduced intensity. There are several properties of X-rays that make this type of radiation particularly dangerous to use in the laboratory.
Never put any part of your body in the expected path of the main beam. Avoid being around the Ray tube housing and main beam path as much as possible.
Depending on the nature and extent of exposure some or all of the following medical problems may ensue. However, 1-3 hours later, a first degree burn forms on the skin and a dull pain settles in all exposed tissues.
As with all types of ionizing radiation, X-rays cause the most damage to rapidly growing, undifferentiated cells. Women that are pregnant or suspect that they may be pregnant and wish to avoid all lab exposure should contact the Crystallography Lab manager in order to make arrangements to get data collected by someone else during the term of their pregnancy.
There are three general rules to reduce a person's exposure to any type of ionizing radiation. The CLARA rules are achieved in a diffraction lab primarily by the design of the instrument itself.
For example, the protective enclosure is designed to stop all the incident and scattered radiation from leaving the cabinet. If any of the warning lamps that indicate when X-rays are being generated should burn out, the safety shutter will close.
Whenever possible, keep the safety doors to the instrument closed and latched. No user may employ any power or hand tool on any part of the goniometer, detector, or low temperature device without express approval from the lab manager.
Report the incident to the University of Oklahoma Radiation Safety Officer, George Macron (or Casey Schmitz) at 271-6121 and to the lab manager.