Radiation Basics

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 more about accreditation and quality standards you can access the website for the American College of Radiology (ACR). In addition, you can talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of any imaging study and the radiation dose involved with each exam.