At Overlake, we regularly review patient radiation dosage data in an effort to continually improve patient safety. Members of the Overlake Patient Dose Review Committee, which includes physicists, radiologists, technologists and administrators, meet regularly to re-examine the protocols and establish optimal radiation levels for patients. The chart below shows the average radiation exposure for CT scans of the head, chest and abdomen/pelvis at Overlake compared to the national benchmarks established by Landauer Medical Physics.
Overlake provides this information in order to help patients understand and manage their health care needs and to improve patient safety. Please visit the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Measuring Radiation webpage for dosage comparisons.