Within routine medical care, radiological procedures serve as an important patient-friendly means of diagnosing and treating patients. Radiological procedures are used at over 75 % of medical institutions, including clinics.

However, don't you worry about being involved in such procedures every day? Do you feel excited about your work? What is your family's response? Do they comment "But you may get married in the future." or ask "What will you do if you get pregnant?" If a sympathetic family member expresses that kind of view, can you explain your work in a way that relieves their worry? Do you have an answer to reassure a patient who asks you "Are you sure the radiological examination will not affect my body?"

Radiation has been considered a topic that does not need to be taught in compulsory education or high school curriculum. Furthermore, there are few facilities that systematically talk about radiation as part of their medical practitioners or medical personnel development process.

Understanding the basics of radiation, as well as safety management and the side effects of radiation examinations and treatments, is sure to provide self confidence in future operations. The Questions & Answers section summarizes our experience with conferences and lectures targeting patients and medical staff, developed over a period of more than 20 years. Read over anything of interest, and make use of it in your everyday examinations and treatments.