Radiology Safety Guidelines
For information on the typical radiation doses that you would receive from common x-rays and scans, please download the document below.Radiation Dose Information (pdf) | 142KB
To gain a better understanding of the safety of different types of x-ray, download the file below.X-Rays- How safe are they (pdf) | 326KB
For MRI safety information, please visit the MRI page.
Contrast agents in radiology
For information on the types of contrast used in radiology and potential allergic reactions to contrast, please download the document below.Contrast Agents (pdf) | 145KB
Pregnancy and radiology
For any scans involving the use of radiation (x-ray, CT, interventional radiology, mammography, DEXA, nuclear medicine, PET/CT), you will be required to rule out the possibility that you are pregnant.
The Pregnancy Declaration Form is the document that we use to determine whether you are pregnant. Please download and read it.
If you are pregnant but urgently require a scan involving the use of radiation, your referring doctor will need to complete the clinical waiver form, Pregnancy Clinical Waiver Form.