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I have been trying to decide whether it best I have PAE or Urolift to help with my BPH symptoms (60g prostate, urinary retention, nocturia) I had almost decided on PAE after reading so many positive reviews, but now I am concerned about the levels of radiation, because over the past 10 years i have had countless CT's (about 30) due to various health issues.
I have been unable to find the exact amount of radiation involved with PAE, but I believe the procedure is done with fluoroscopy which takes in excess of 2 hours, in addition to the initial angiogram.
A standard chest CT is 7mSv, and I have read that a lengthy fluoroscope is in excess of 50 mSv. For a 2 hour+ procedure, it may well be much more than 50mSv I would imagine. That is a lot of radiation!
Anyone care to comment on the radiation risks or otherwise of PAE?
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