Radiation Basics

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What is a Contrast Agent

Contrast agents, also known as "dyes," are used to highlight specific organs, blood vessels, or tissues and make them easier for the radiologist to determine the extent of disease or injury. The most common contrast agents that are used include: Iodine Barium sulfate Gastrografin Gadolinium These may be ad . . . read more

Determining My Dose

The dose of radiation you receive during a procedure depends on several factors, including your weight and size, the procedure you are having, as well as the medical equipment being used. Patients should ensure that they go to an accredited facility where both the technology and staff meet certain quality standards. To learn . . . read more