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  • Patient Focus

    October 1, 2017

    New Image Wisely® Safety Case Focuses on Child-Sizing CT Dose

    The tenth special edition Image Wisely® Radiation Safety Case — Child-Sizing CT Dose: Optimizing Patient Care Through Quality Improvement – Pediatric and Adult Imaging — is now available to help radiologists, imaging technologists and medical physicists assess their understanding of important radiation safety concepts — including dose monitoring and management.

    This special edition of the Image Wisely series of free, online and mobile-compatible educational offerings was developed by Image Gently® with the assistance of the American College of Radiology (ACR).

    This case offers information on how to manage the radiation dose for CT examinations to provide physicians with diagnostic quality images while exposing patients to a well-controlled amount of radiation in order to obtain the images, with special emphasis on pediatric imaging.

    “This is an excellent addition to the Image Wisely collection of educational material,” said Eric Gingold, PhD, director of the Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case series and member of the Image Wisely Executive Committee. “CT imaging is invaluable to medicine; however, it does expose patients to ionizing radiation. Practitioners should be cognizant of the potential risks involved and informed about the appropriate use of the technology.”

    Child-Sizing CT Dose: Optimizing Patient Care Through Quality Improvement — Pediatric and Adult Imaging offers a total of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 1.0 MPCEC credits by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs Inc. and 1.0 Category A Credits of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

    Image Wisely is a joint partnership of RSNA, the ACR, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine with the objective of lowering the amount of radiation used in medically necessary imaging studies and eliminating unnecessary procedures.

    For more information on Image Wisely cases, go to ImageWisely.org.

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