Search Tag: radiation exposure

IMAGING Management

New measures for quality improvement in diagnostic radiology

2018 04 Sep

The American College of Radiology (ACR) convened a cross-speciality, multidisciplinary technical expert panel to identify and define new measures for quality improvement. In addition to developing measures that address areas most in need of performance improvement, the expert panel evaluated existing ACR measures to identify measurement gaps and... Read more

IMAGING Management

Image Wisely - promoting safety in medical imaging

2018 27 Mar

The Image Wisely® Campaign, officially launched at the 2010 annual meeting of the RSNA, aims to raise awareness about medical radiation and provide educational resources for radiology professionals, referring clinicians, manufacturers, and patients about adult radiology examinations. Its website became operational in 2011, providing easy access to... Read more

IMAGING Management

Radiation Dose Reduction for Common CT Examinations

2017 27 Jun

Opportunity exists for substantial radiation dose reduction using existing computed tomography (CT) technology for common diagnostic tasks, according to a new study reported in the journal Academic Radiology. CT is widely used in medical practice and can provide images with high spatial and temporal resolution that cover large regions of the body,... Read more

Health Management

Scatter Radiation Exposure During Mobile X-Ray Examinations

2017 16 Feb

The main goal of this research was to quantify scatter radiation exposure from mobile x-ray examinations. The simulation consisted of reproducing the technical conditions for the chest anteroposterior (AP) examination in supine and semi-supine positions as well as for the abdomen tangential projection, using a full body anthropomorphic phantom and... Read more