Your doctor is the one to know the right test for you. Listen closely to what your doctor says, understand the test you’re having and ask if there are other tests or things you can do that don’t use radiation.
Tell your doctor if you’ve had tests in the past that used radiation for diagnosis. Other doctors and dentists who take care of you don’t always know about your other test results.
IDEA: Start a radiation record (link opens in new window) to keep track of your test history and share it with your healthcare providers.
Here are four types of imaging tests you may be prescribed:
When you talk with your doctor or anyone prescribing a test for you, ask these questions:
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