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Diagnostic imaging and cancer risk

Diagnostic imaging and cancer risk

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Time to Complete

0.5 hours


March 10, 2016


March 12, 2019

Programme Description

Dr Rajiv Ghurye and colleagues explain the radiation delivered by X-rays and CT scans to help GPs and other healthcare professionals to counsel patients about cancer risks. Learning points include a comparison of X-rays, scans and normal background radiation.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Compare the radiation doses delivered by X-rays and CT scans
  • Explain risks to patients
  • Authors

    Activity and test authors
    Dr Rajiv Ghurye
    Isle of Wight

    Dr Mrudula Ghurye
    Consultant anaesthetist
    Portsmouth Hospitals

    Dr Bettina Harms
    Consultant paediatrician
    St Mary’s Hospital
    Isle of Wight


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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