We have multiple processes and procedures in place to ensure your safety during your imaging exam. Among other things, we have an active Quality and Safety Committee, and we continuously monitor our radiation protocols to minimize radiation exposure. Protocols are guidelines.
However, not all imaging tests require radiation. But If radiation is necessary for your imaging test, count on us to use the lowest dose possible. We use the most advanced equipment available. Most imaging tests that use radiation only emit a small amount. It's safe. Problems occur with repeated and unnecessary exposure. Radiation is cumulative. It adds up and healthy organs can only tolerate so much exposure before damage may occur.This is more of a concern in children and adolescents. Their growing bodies are more susceptible to radiation.
We use the best imaging exam to acquire the information we need to make a diagnosis, determine the extent of injury and/or plot the best way to deliver treatment. And our radiologists are subspecialty trained. They specialize in imaging specific body regions and processes. Their interpretation of imaging exams is more detailed. We deliver a level of expertise associated with a high-volume practice. That's because we are a high-volume practice.
From July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, our radiologists conducted:
- 746,676 diagnostic examinations
- 15,099 nuclear medicine examinations
- 48,238 interventional radiology procedures