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Date

2017

Abstract

Patient and physician requests for the use of X-Rays, CTs, and other radiation-producing medical imaging are increasing in the US. Both public and physician awareness of radiation knowledge is limited. Studies suggest that the general public is not concerned about exposure to ionizing radiation from medical procedures due to the widespread notion that healthcare professionals have received extensive training in the radiation principles and are competent in minimizing risk. Pamphlets providing simplified information, available for both providers and patients, may provide as an effective intervention to help educate both physicians and the public about radiation risks and safety.

Clinical Site

Western Connecticut Health Network Newtown Primary Care

Keywords

Radiation, Newtown Primary Care, CT, XRay, Connecticut, Safety, Risk

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Disciplines

Medical Education | Primary Care