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
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: