As a patient, you may have concerns about the imaging procedures prescribed for you. How much medical radiation is too much? What are the benefits of CT scans? Does my age or gender affect my risk? What are the risks? For answers to these questions and more, visit the following links on


For pediatric radiation safety information, visit

Concerned about radiation?
Before you receive a medical imaging exam, ask your doctor these important safety questions:

  • How will this exam improve my care?
  • Are there alternative imaging exams that don't use radiation?

View these public service announcements before your scan: