Patients who are interested in learning more about radiation dose should take a look at the following resources.

  • If your child needs to be imaged (outside of the emergency room) and you are concerned the radiation exposure, the best source of information is your pediatrician or visit the Image Gently website. If you are in the emergency room or in hospital, and your child has a life-threatening condition, it is imperative that you follow the advice of the physician. The best time to make use of information about the potential risks associated with imaging is before one of these situations arise.
  • If you are a St. Michael’s patient, please feel free to ask your Radiologist or the Technologist performing your examination about your exposure to ionizing radiation. More information on Medical Imaging is available on the St. Michael’s Hospital website: Tests, Labs and Imaging