Diagnostic Reference Levels: Reducing Radiation Exposure Safe During X-Rays and CT Scans

Diagnostic Reference Levels: Reducing Radiation Exposure Safe During X-Rays and CT Scans

Diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) are just one of the ways radiologists protect patients from excessive exposure to radiation during X-rays and CT scans, but most patients can go through a lifetime of imaging procedures without ever hearing of a DRL. If you’re worried about the ionizing radiation associated with some types of diagnostic imaging, though, […]

4 X-Ray Safety Practices that Protect Patients

4 X-Ray Safety Practices that Protect Patients

X-ray safety can be an uncomfortable topic. It is true that X-ray scans subject the body to ionizing radiation; it is also true that accumulated doses of radiation are associated with slight increases in cancer risk. However, before you decide to skip a physician-approved exam, there are a few things you should know. First, doctors […]