Informatics 2: Dose Monitoring
T Cook*, O Christianson*, E Samei, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NCTU-F-217A-1 Tuesday 3:00:00 PM - 3:50:00 PM Room: 217A
Public concern over radiation from medical imaging is now higher than ever before and hospitals are being placed under increased scrutiny to ensure that their patients do not receive radiation overdoses. California already requires that there is a record of a dose estimate for every CT examination. In response, there has been a renewed interest in research and commercial ventures for the best method to monitor radiation dose for medical imaging procedures. The goal of this session is to highlight some tools that are currently available for dose monitoring, to illustrate how using these tools can improve the quality of care at an institution, and to provide a sample of the future developments in radiation dose monitoring.
1. To provide an understanding of the basic science behind dose monitoring
2. To demonstrate few clinical implementation of dose monitoring systems
3. To discuss the advanced concepts currently under investigation (eg, patient size tracking)
4. To demonstrate how dose monitoring systems can be used for improved quality initiatives