Be aware of radiation levels!

John Fisher
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Stories are reported about patients receiving one-time excess doses of radiation from routine scans.  While imaging tests can save lives, they also expose patients to varying levels of radiation. X-rays and mammograms deliver relatively low doses, while a CT scan is much higher.  Other tests, such as a colonoscopy, ultrasound or a MRI, deliver no measurable levels of radiation.

You should be aware of the effects of over-exposure to radiation.  Ask if the tests expose you to radiation and find out if there is a non-radiologic alternative to the test that is ordered.  Make sure that your children receive the lowest dose of radiation possible.

Reducing your over-exposure to radiation tests will reduce your risk of cancer and possibly, keep you healthy.
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