Dose Matters – Radiation Safety for Kids
Years of experience and research have shown that it is not necessary to use adult-sized doses of radiation to obtain high-quality images in children. That’s why we calibrate all of our pediatric imaging equipment for kids and use protocols that minimize your child’s exposure.
CHOC Children’s is the only imaging facility in Orange County just for children, and we use up to 50 percent less radiation than adult imaging facilities. We are dedicated to using the lowest levels of radiation necessary without compromising image quality to make a correct diagnosis, and we routinely meet or exceed national radiation safety recommendations.