Radiation awareness

Many people worry about being exposed to X-rays and other forms of radiation. Whilst we do endeavour to keep your radiation dose low it is important to remember that your doctor thinks the examination is necessary.

All our staff operate within the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017, IR(ME)R 2017.

For further information about radiation safety we recommend you read the brochure “X-rays How safe are they” produced by the National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB).

We always try to keep the number of people exposed to radiation to a minimum. For this reason, if you are not a patient, you may be asked to wait outside the X-ray room, to stand behind a screen or to wear a lead-rubber apron that will help to protect you from the radiation.

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