Radiation Safety

​​Many patients today want to know more about the radiation in imaging exams like plain X-rays, CT (computed tomography), fluoroscopy, or interventional procedures (catheter studies). Questions come up, like: Is it safe? ….or: Is this exam worthwhile?

The link below connects you to a web site written by the two best authorities on diagnostic radiology safety – the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). At that web site you can get information from some of the experts on radiation safety and the value of various diagnostic imaging tests. 

Radiation Safety Information Web site

Patient Information for CT Doses

  • Patient information for CT Doses - English
  • Patient information for CT Doses - Chinese
  • Patient information for CT Doses - Russian
  • Patient information for CT Doses - Spanish
  • Patient information for CT Doses - Vietnamese

Physician information for CT Doses

Low Radiation Dose CT Web site

Realities of Radiation in Healthcare