by Diana Bradley
, Staff Writer | January 20, 2012
From the January 2012 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine
“We are still in the process of collecting data, but already the software has confirmed that [Duke] uses very low levels of radiation during CT imaging and has also identified several possibilities to improve the consistency of image quality from patient to patient,” Christianson says.
An initiative born out of Duke’s dose monitoring program is developing guidelines for target dose values for specific CT exams based on the patient size. This will enable the technologist to know prospectively whether the dose would be consistent with the patient’s characteristics before the exam’s initiation.
“CT will continue to play an increasing role in medicine, to the benefit of our patients,” says Samei. “With the use of smarter dose monitoring programs, we can ensure that the CT utilization is optimized in providing the highest level of benefit at the lowest possible dose, and to ensure that the radiological medicine remains the judicious steward of public trust.”
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Ed Ruth, Managed Medical Imaging
John Pereira, United Medical Technologies Corp.
Todd King, KING Equipment Services, Inc
Bruce Hull, Network Imaging Systems
Eric Smith, SOS Medical Imaging
Albert Dennis, Tech Med
Christi Kukes, DMS Health Technologies
Sal Aidone, Deccaid Services Inc.
Paul Zahn, Shared Medical Services, Inc.
Mads Vittrup, AGITO Medical
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Marc Baldini, Link Medical Systems Europe
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