Image Wisely is a joint initiative of the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Society of Radiological Technologists and American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

March 06, 2018

Physician Knowledge of Radiation Exposure and Risk in Medical Imaging

Recent studies have demonstrated poor understanding of medical radiation among various groups of health care providers. This article analyzes physicians’ knowledge of radiation exposure and risk in diagnostic imaging across multiple specialties and levels of training, and assesses the effectiveness of a brief educational presentation on improving physicians’ knowledge.

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Image Wisely encourages practitioners to optimize the amount of radiation used in
medically necessary imaging studies and to eliminate unnecessary procedures

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