Dose reduction techniques utilized at our imaging facilities are frequently reviewed to ensure that our patients receive radiations doses below the national standard allowable dose for a particular exam. It is mandatory that all imaging exams and interventional procedures using ionizing radiation to create images contain a listing of the total radiation utilized and the calculated radiation dose absorbed by the patient during the exam. These data are recorded and are part of a patient’s permanent medical record. As a result, a cumulative lifetime radiation dose for a patient could be calculated.
- RadiologyInfo.org is an excellent online resource for patients and physicians providing more detailed information specific to radiation safety, please visit the RadiologyInfo Patient Safety section for more information.
- The American College of Radiology is an excellent online resource for physicians providing detailed information specific to radiation safety, please visit ACR Radiation Safety section for more information.