Radiation Exposure Information
U of M Radiology is committed to performing patient examinations at the lowest radiation exposure necessary to create images that answer the questions your health care provider is asking. For example, we have invested in CT scanners with state of the art hardware and software tools that minimize radiation exposure, and are doing ongoing research with the U of M Engineering Department on ways to further reduce radiation exposure. In Pediatric Radiology, our examinations are tailored to the size of patient, from the smallest newborn to the largest teenager.
Radiologyinfo.org is a site we recommend for general information about radiation exposure and radiology examinations. Our protocols are generally lower in radiation exposure than the figures cited there, and are tailored to the specific question being asked by your provider to further minimize the dose.
A U-M radiologist answers questions about the risks of commonplace exposure to radiation. Read more in Thrive magazine.