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.

August 21, 2018

Radiation Risk Associated With X-Ray Mammography Screening: Communication and Exchange of Information via Tweets

X-ray mammography screening programs involve repeated exposure to ionizing radiation, and therefore, they are associated with a risk for radiogenic breast cancer; however, it is well documented that the benefits of screening significantly outweigh the radiogenic breast cancer risk.

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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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