Siemens launches website for public to learn about medical radiation

5 January 2012

Siemens has set up a new online information source for anyone facing an X-ray or a nuclear medicine examination.

Scientific journalists and experts from Siemens Healthcare provide
basic details about medical radiation for the benefit of patients and interested members of the
general public.

It describes the fundamentals of the physics involved along with an
introduction to imaging procedures and notes on minimizing exposure to radiation. A glossary explains the most common technical terms in a succinct and readily comprehensible manner.

The new information platform is at:

Siemens has also recently opened a Low Dose Information Center for doctors and clinical personnel, as a means of providing comprehensive information and further education offerings on the issue of dose reduction. It is at:

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