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A CT or CAT scan is a shortened name for computerized axial tomography. A CT scan uses x-rays to create cross-sectional pictures of the body. Everyone is exposed to natural radiation in the environment every day. A CT scan also exposes a person to radiation. National Jewish Health established a radiation dose reduction task force in 2009.
View more information on the Radiation Reduction Program
National Jewish Health authors free downloadable patient education materials to provide you and your family the information and tools to help manage your disease. They include Understanding Booklets, Med Facts, Test Facts, Medication handouts and more.