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CT Shielding

Radiology Associates understand and appreciates that CT scanning has become an invaluable diagnostic tool. Our responsibility to the patient and physician alike is to provide a warm patient friendly environment and do so in the safest manner possible. In that spirit Radiology Associates is proud to be one of the few centers to offer CT shielding technology.

The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement recently stated that the current radiation dose from medical imaging has increased over the past 25 years due to modern multislice CT scanners that offer significantly higher diagnostic value to those previous models of the past. That being the case, patients who have their eyes scanned and all female patients who receive direct radiation to their breasts are being offered shielding to cover their eyes and/or breasts. Shields have been proven to reduce radiation to our patients by a margin of 50-60 percent.

Radiology Associates prides itself in our state of the art technology taking the time and the extra steps required to ensure that all our technologists and equipment are certified by the American College of Radiology (ACR).