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Stephen R. Bunker

Radiologist

Dr. Stephen R. Bunker is a top Radiologist in Austin, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Stephen R. Bunker is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Stephen R. Bunker is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Stephen R. Bunker is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Austin, Texas, Dr. Stephen R. Bunker is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Stephen R. Bunker
  • Austin, Texas
  • Creighton University
  • Accepting new patients

Are X-rays safe for elderly people?

Yes. Nearly all diagnostic X-rays are safe for nearly all ages, with the frequency of repeats in "the elderly" also fine. Radiation effects, when more likely to cause damage to READ MORE
Yes. Nearly all diagnostic X-rays are safe for nearly all ages, with the frequency of repeats in "the elderly" also fine. Radiation effects, when more likely to cause damage to normal tissues (as in some radiation treatments) usually have a latency of onset of several years. Diagnostic X-ray exams are specifically designed to result in exposures that minimize or avoid such effects.

My X-ray showed a 3mm stone in the right kidney however it was not seen in the following x-ray. Why did this happen?

Without seeing the X-rays (presumably plain films as opposed to CT), possibilities include an artifact (not really a stone, but an abnormality on the film, skin or tissue adjacent READ MORE
Without seeing the X-rays (presumably plain films as opposed to CT), possibilities include an artifact (not really a stone, but an abnormality on the film, skin or tissue adjacent to the kidney that changed in position or was no longer present when the second X-ray was taken), or passing of the stone before the second film was obtained.