As a medical professional, a part of your job is not just learning what’s wrong with your patients, but being an effective communicator so they can take the action needed in order to improve their situation. Hand in hand with this is making them feel comfortable when they may have concerns. Radiation exposure is a good example where there is some legitimate concern, but confusion ends up taking over before anything else. Here’s how you can address these issues with digital radiography and your own knowledge.
CT scans and x-rays are generally some of the most common examples of procedures that people may have radiation exposure concerns about. A good place to start is explaining that the radiation present is generally far too low to cause any sort of health risk. In addition, for diagnostic work, the alternative procedures actually carry a greater risk because they are more invasive.
Even with all this said, patients may have very real concerns about radiation exposure that you need to address to make them feel comfortable. One way to get around this, if you haven’t done this already, is to make the upgrade to digital radiography equipment. This is a twofold benefit when it comes to radiation exposure. Not only do digital options give off less exposure in general, but there’s a lower incidence of failure or reject rate. If you don’t need to scan someone twice, they don’t run the risk of double exposure.
There’s naturally a lot less concern about radiation exposure to deal with in this scenario. If you need help finding a good match, be sure to look into a consultation with an expert partner like JPI Healthcare Solutions. We can showcase several pieces of equipment suitable for your needs.