Siemens site provides radiation education to public

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Patients facing an x-ray or nuclear medicine examination can now turn to a website created by Siemens Healthcare for information on medical radiation.

The site,, is free and open to the public and covers topics such as the fundamentals of the physics involved, an introduction to imaging procedures and notes on minimizing radiation exposure. A glossary explains the most common technical terms.

Erlangen, Germany-based Siemens also recently launched an online Low Dose Information Center. This resource,, is geared toward physicians and clinical personnel to provide comprehensive information and further education offerings on dose reduction.