Educational Resources for Patients

High Desert Imaging advocates the wellness of the communities we serve by providing health education to residents so that they may make well-informed decisions about their medical care options. We make an effort to promote healthy collaboration between local patients, providers and employers to support and improve the continuity of care for all.

General radiology information

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About diagnostic imaging

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) – RadiologyInfo.org

Comprehensive radiology information resource for patients

Interventional Radiology

Learn how interventional radiology is revolutionizing the field of medicine

American College of Radiology (ACR)

Video:“Moving Medicine Forward” how ACR is advancing the radiology profession

U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

About radiography

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

Technologist certification and registration information


Radiology safety

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) – RadiologyInfo.org

Topics related to radiology safety, benefits and risks

American College of Radiology – “Image Wisely” safety initiative

Resources and current news for adults on radiation used during medical imaging

The Image Gently Alliance

Resources for parents on radiation used for medical imaging procedures on children

X-RayRisk.com

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

AHRQ role in promoting patient safety


Breast cancer and mammography

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Patient education sheet PDF: “Mammography Myths”

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) – RadiologyInfo.org

Topics related to radiology safety, benefits and risks

Mammography Saves Lives

Video downloads of public service announcements

American College of Radiology

American Cancer Society

Breast cancer screening early detection and diagnosis information

Society of Breast Imaging

Informative articles about screening mammography


Cardiac Calcium Scoring

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) – RadiologyInfo.org

About Cardiac Calcium Scoring screening

Fox 2 St. Louis KTVL video on calcium scoring

Video about Cardiac Calcium Scoring


Lung Cancer Screening – LDCT scan

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Patient education sheet PDF: Lung Cancer Screening

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) – RadiologyInfo.org

About lung cancer screening


Exams and procedures

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About HDI services and exams

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) – RadiologyInfo.org

U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)


Events and educational programs

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HDI Happenings page for sponsorship and participation in upcoming events

For questions about HDI educational programs and resources, use our online contact form or call HDI at 775.621.5800.