Our ACR-accredited facilities are staffed by providers with specialized training in radiology. Duke technologists are certified and registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in their area of expertise, for example, MRI or CT. Duke sonographers are certified through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. While not required, these accreditations and certifications demonstrate our commitment to providing you with the best experience possible.
Minimizing Radiation Exposure
If you are getting a CT scan, nuclear medicine scan, or an X-ray, you may be concerned about radiation exposure. Although the risks linked to radiation exposure from a single exam are very low, we take every precaution to minimize them, including using CT scans and other radiation-based imaging only when there is a clear benefit over another test. We also restrict imaging to the specific area of concern, use the latest technology to achieve the best-quality images with the lowest radiation exposure, and customize techniques and dosage for each patient.