Patient Exposure During Radiological Procedures

What if someone is worried about the number or frequency of radiological examinations?

The patient needs to be convinced about the necessity of the examination.

That type of question is often asked by patients that have received follow-up examinations after treatment for chronic conditions or malignant tumors. If the patient is feeling a sense of oppression about the follow-up examinations, rather than anxiety about radiation exposure, or they do not fully understand the need for the examination, then patients often express dissatisfaction about the content of medical care or other anxiety in terms of anxiety about radiation exposure. Such cases can test the communication skills of the medical practitioner in order to determine the true basis for their anxiety.

If they are purely worried about radiation exposure, modify your response based on the individual patient, such as by explaining that the risk of tissue stem cell mutations caused by a regular radiological examination resulting in cancer is extremely low and no increase in risk has been confirmed from exposure doses below 100 milli grays.