Many imaging tests (eg. As X-rays, CT, radionuclide scanning) use ionizing radiation and radiological contrast agent. The associated risks for the patients are usually small, but must be considered nonetheless.

Imaging helps in diagnosis, staging and monitoring. GPs and specialists working with radiologists who specialize in diagnostic imaging procedures to select the best imaging techniques. The choice is based on the nature of the suspected lesion and its location. Many imaging tests (eg. As X-rays, CT, radionuclide scanning) use ionizing radiation and radiological contrast agent. The associated risks for the patients are usually small, but must be considered nonetheless.

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