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Key Hazards in Medical Imaging

Some hazards apply to multiple imaging procedures; some apply very specifically to a particular procedure.  Injection of Contrast Media into the patient The major hazard in most imaging is due to intravenous use of contrast media which can produce reactions ranging from pain and hematoma to kidney damage, to infection and thrombosis at the site  Continue Reading »

Reducing Unnecessary Radiation Exposure from Medical Imaging

Imaging exams have led to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of many types of medical conditions, however, the radiation from these exams may elevate a patient’s lifetime risk for developing cancer.  The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently released a white paper to address the need for a balanced public health approach  Continue Reading »