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Medical Imaging Radiation 101

MEDICAL IMAGING 101 RADIATION MEDICAL IMAGING RADIATION: THE BASICS USED FOR DIAGNOSTICS AND TREATMENT ASSESSMENT IMAGING TESTS THAT USE RADIATION: X-RAY CT SCAN PET SCAN WHAT ABOUT RADIATION EXPOSURE? > YOU'RE EXPOSED > RADIATION EXPOSURE TO RADIATION DAILY OUTDOORS INCREASES ON PLANE TRIPS ► THESE LEVELS ARE SAFE-AND USUALLY HIGHER THAN THOSE USED IN MEDICAL TESTS 3.0 mSv: AVERAGE ANNUAL NATURAL RADIATION EXPOSURE IN THE U.S. MEDICAL IMAGING TESTS: CHEST X-RAY: .01 mSv MAMMOGRAM: .07 mSv BRAIN PET SCAN: 1.0 mSv ALARA AND PATIENT SAFETY ALARA: » Doctors only use • Commitment by physicians to limit radiation radiation when necessary • LOWEST POSSIBLE EXPOSURE ORDERED EVERY TIME IIIIII..? TIPS FOR PATIENT SAFETY Ask about imaging alternatives MRI = NO RADIATION • Keep track of your medical radiation exposures ULTRASOUND = NO RADIATION • Make sure doctors know your medical history • WEIGH BENEFITS AND RISKS > Imaging is an essential diagnostic tool RISK REWARD • Doctor won't order test if risk outweighs reward INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY: ADVANCED MEDICAL ADVANCED MEDICAL IMAGING IMAGING WwW.RADIOLOGYIMAGINGDENVER.COM Sources: http://hps.org/documents/meddiagimaging.pdf http://www.gehealthcare.com/dose/medical-radiation/benefits-and-risks.html http://hps.org/hpspublications/articles/dosesfrommedicalradiation.html http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/safety/?pg=sfty_xray (LLO3BLE >REASOZ

Medical Imaging Radiation 101

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Keeping track of your medical radiation exposures will help you stay safe as a patient! Discover other helpful tips for staying safe and find facts about medical imaging radiation by viewing this Lake...

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