December 15, 2011 – Siemens Healthcare offers a new information source for anyone facing an X-ray, computed tomography (CT) or a nuclear medicine examination. At www.medicalradiation.com, medical journalists and Siemens experts provide patients and interested members of the general public with basic details regarding medical radiation – including the fundamentals of the physics involved, an introduction to imaging procedures and notes on minimizing radiation exposure. A glossary explains the most common technical terms in a succinct, readily comprehensible manner.

For Siemens, radiation protection and dose reduction in medicine have always enjoyed top priority. For this reason, Siemens recently launched a Low Dose Information Center (www.siemens.com/low-dose) for doctors and clinical personnel to provide comprehensive information and further education offerings on dose reduction.

Launched by Siemens Healthcare Sector in November 2011, Agenda 2013 is a two-year global initiative to further strengthen the Healthcare Sector's innovative power and competitiveness. Specific measures will be implemented in four fields of action: Innovation, Competitiveness, Regional Footprint and People Development.

For further information: www.siemens.com/healthcare


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