Scans expose individuals to a dose of X-ray greater than standard radiography. But the risks associated with this radiation are very low. Radiologie de la Côte has a latest-generation, low-radiation machine, known as low dose.
It has a coil, inside which is found the X-ray tube, which takes images in thin sections. The X-ray tube rotates around a patient and the images are provided using a powerful digital system. In most cases, an iodine-based contrast product is used to enhance quality.