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Just an addition to my last followup question:

If you did happen to mean that just the celular makeup of the sperm could be damaged, is that akin to the same sort of effect of radiation damage to cells/DNA in other non-sperm cells?

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Yes. Radiation damage to non-sperm cells would be the same.

The difference is that non-sperm cells would only replicate like tissue: liver cells create liver tissue, etc..

Sperm and egg cells join together to create an entire organism. Birth defects caused by mutated reproductive cells is a much more devastating outcome. Therefore, it is most important to protect your reproductive organs from unnecessary radiation exposure.

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Delia

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Delia White

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I am not qualified to interpret diagnostic imaging or to diagnose disease. Please consult a physician for that information. I am the photographer. I can tell you what to expect during most MRI, CT and X-ray procedures.

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I now have more than 30 years experience in diagnostic imaging. My specialty is MRI. I am also very familiar with CT and the way we used to take x-rays (everything's digital now)!

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I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Technology.

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