Modern science has many amazing technologies that let doctors diagnose and treat a variety of illnesses. At Medical Center Arlington, your safety and security is always our priority while using these innovative treatment methods. So that our patients are always informed, we would like to share more about Radiation Right, a policy designed to protect all patients from unnecessary radiation.
How does Radiation Right protect you?
- Right exam: This means all types of alternative tests and treatments are considered for each individual patient before the decision to use radiation is made. Patients who will require frequent or ongoing medical procedures are given all the risks and benefits of the treatment to consider.
- Right site: This means that that the radiation is applied properly and precisely according to the Joint Commission Universal Protocol. This medical protocol is a set of precise standards for using radiation safely. There are detailed explanations of how to perform each procedure, including number of passes over the body, length, and amount of exposure. The protocols are designed to minimize exposure to radiation while ensuring maximum benefits to the patient.
- Right dosage: National standards have been established for all technicians, doctors, and staff to follow to ensure the minimum necessary exposure to radiation. By considering a patient’s size, needs, recent medical history, and location to be scanned, a safe dose can be calculated and administered accurately.
Right now, you can benefit from this policy. If you have had any exposure to radiation in the past 6 months, always let your doctor know before you undergo any other tests. Medical Center Arlington is dedicated to helping you get the right tests at the right location with the right dosage. Contact us today to discuss the Right Radiation plan for you!