Reducing the Harmful Effects of Radiation Exposure Related to Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic imaging procedures such as Computed Tomography (CT), fluoroscopy, and nuclear medicine imaging exams have led to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous medical conditions. However, the ionizing radiation in these exams may increase a patient’s lifetime risk of developing cancer.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other organizations are seeking to support the benefits of imaging while minimizing the risks. HUSKY Health supports the FDA’s initiatives to promote patient safety.

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