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Anything with an xray or CAT scan is going to be radiation.
An ultrasound, MRI or doppler is not.
However, at age 80, radiation is not really a big concern.
The younger you are the more it is
So overall...yes, it is safe
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the trachea would be repaired from the outside
so the patient would be intubated and the neck opened and repaired.
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