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Understanding medical radiation: Siemens offers a new Internet-based information platform for the general public


Erlangen, Germany - There is a new information source for anyone facing an X-ray or a nuclear medicine examination. At, scientific journalists and experts from Siemens Healthcare provide basic details about medical radiation for the benefit of patients and interested members of the general public. The fundamentals of the physics involved can be found here, along with an introduction to imaging procedures and notes on minimizing exposure to radiation. A glossary explains the most common technical terms in a succinct and readily comprehensible manner.

For Siemens, radiation protection and dose reduction in medicine have always enjoyed top priority. For this reason, Siemens recently opened a Low Dose Information Center for doctors and clinical personnel at, as a means of providing comprehensive information and further education offerings on the issue of dose reduction.

The new information platform for the general public may be accessed at
Questions can be directed to the e-mail address

The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the worlds largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 51,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2011 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 12.5 billion euros and profit of around 1.3 billion euros. For further information please visit:

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