Why cancer may require a higher radiation dose in diagnostic imaging

http://youtu.be/T7xOULBkSAY If you have concerns about the safety of various diagnostic scans, especially those that expose you to ionizing radiation on a regular basis, watch MD Anderson experts explain some myths about diagnostic imaging and why certain levels of radiation are required. Not all diagnostic imaging involves ionizing radiation. (Ultrasound and MRI are two exceptions.) But for those that do, MD Anderson doctors use the lowest doses possible to get the answers they need. The risks of radiation exposure through medical testing are actually very small — and still theoretical. But MD Anderson minimizes even those risks by tailoring the amount of radiation to the size of each patient, as well as to the purpose of each scan. Learn more about [insert cancerwise link]