Radiation Safety

At Princeton Radiology, we understand that our patients may be concerned about radiation exposure. We are too. Radiation safety for patients is a top priority at Princeton Radiology.  We are committed to taking all necessary steps to reduce radiation exposure during medical imaging to ensure that patients will not be exposed to unnecessary radiation. We always strive for the highest image quality at the lowest possible radiation dose possible. If you are scheduled for a study that exposes you to radiation you can be confident that our dose management protocols and our participation in two radiation safety programs – Image Gently and Image Wisely  – ensures that you will receive the lowest dose possible.

Princeton Radiology uses several methods to keep radiation at a minimum:

  • We are committed to maintaining top tier digital diagnostic technology – including new low-dose CT scanners
  • Radiation Physicist monitor all x-ray, CT, and nuclear medicine equipment
  • Imaging protocols have been designed to reduce radiation while maintaining image quality
  • Computer software compensates for lower x-ray exposures
  • We provide shielding for patients
  • Princeton Radiology is ACR accredited and is a recognized as a Center of Excellence
  • We voluntary participate in the ACR’s National Radiology Dose Registry (NRDR) – According to the NRDR all of our facilities use less radiation than the national average

Additional Resources:

Please use these links below to inform yourself of the risks versus the benefits of radiation from diagnostic medical imaging procedures:

Learn the benefits and risks of medical imaging procedures and how to prepare for them. Site addresses the safety of medical imaging during pregnancy. radiologyinfo.org

Find out when and where to get a mammogram, view breast cancer survivor stories, and learn about breast density, breast cancer, and more. mammographysaveslives.org

Get the facts about radiation safety, view public service announcements and access safety questions to ask your doctor. imagewisely.org

Discover the benefits of pediatric medical imaging and download a free “Medical Imaging Record” to track the history of a child’s imaging care. imagegently.org

Make wise choices about your medical imaging studies with advice from the American College of Radiology about five procedures to discuss with your doctor. choosingwisely.org