Diagnostic x-rays are sometimes needed to provide a doctor with important information about a medical condition.
Like many medical tests, x-rays have risks as well as benefits. Your doctor is trained to determine whether the benefits of an x-ray outweigh the risks. The risk of not having a needed x-ray can be much greater than the risk from any exposure to the radiation.
- Radiation Safety Codes
- Radiation Guidelines
- Diagnostic X-rays and pregnancy
- Canadian Computed Tomography Survey - National Diagnostic Reference Levels
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