How much radiation am I getting with my X-ray, CT scan, or nuclear medicine test?

Here’s a handy resource for patients to calculate their radiation exposure to a variety of imaging tests.

Radiation exposure, and the subsequent risk of cancer, is a small, but very real, risk of X-rays, CT scans, and other radiology procedures. But, how much is too much, and what is the cumulative effect?

That’s a question I encounter daily, and thanks to a group of radiology residents at the University of South Carolina, we now have this handy, on-line tool to calculate a patient’s radiation exposure for a variety of imaging tests.

Calculate your risk, and remember, more testing can be risky, and doesn’t always equate to better medicine.