Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City now enables patients and physicians to access radiation histories and the cumulative radiation a patient has received.

The information comes from approximately 220,000 higher-dose procedures and imaging exams that the 22-hospital, 185-clinic delivery system conducts each year, starting with exams from the last quarter of 2012. The information is available to consumers via Intermountain’s patient Web portal, and to physicians and other clinicians via the electronic health records system. Both sites also offer educational materials on the benefits and risks of diagnostic imaging.

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