“Medical people don't tend to think about the risk with radiation that every patient is exposed to with every diagnostic image. So we’re hoping that as we start this project with patients that have cancer, that we eventually can utilize that information and apply it to other patients that don't have cancer,” Fernandez says.
Fernandez says the funding will pay for additional staff and electronic upgrades to collect data on radiation exposure. She says better data means patients can choose other procedures depending on the treatment. Fernandez says data collection is set to begin in the coming months.