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Patient knowledge and understanding of radiation from diagnostic imaging is lacking, according to a research letter published online Dec. 31, 2012, in JAMA Internal Medicine . More than half of patients surveyed heard nothing in the media about radiation from medical imaging, and many of those aware of radiation exposure substantially underestimated dose.


We at NorCal CarciNET are working with the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging to provide information for patients on the benifits and risks of nuclear diagnostic and treatment. To learn more about molecular imaging please see