While many providers are focused on dose-reduction efforts, the immediate benefits of CT typically outweigh the long-term risks.
There has been a lot of talk in the news and throughout the medical community about radiation exposure (also called “dose”) and CT imaging. This is due to the concern that the radiation we are exposed to over the course of our lifetime accumulates, thus increasing our potential health risks.
We believe lowering radiation dose is important in keeping any possible risks from radiation exposure to a minimum. All of our clinical teams are committed to capturing the high-quality diagnostic images using the appropriate amount of radiation. These are some of the steps we take:
- Our technologists carefully position you within the scanner in an effort to obtain optimal images of the area of interest.
- Your unique size and weight are considered when setting up the exam.
- Our scanners are equipped with advanced technology (real-time dose modulation) to minimize your exposure and maintain maximum image quality during the scanning process.
- Our centers and CT scanners are accredited by the American College of Radiology which includes annual, rigorous quality and safety reviews.
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Discuss radiation dose with your doctor when deciding where to go for your CT scan as dose varies among imaging providers.