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Computed Tomography (CT) Radiation Dose Safety Review

Mitigate the risks of overexposure. For your patients. For your facility.

How can you be sure that your CT service is not leading to cases of patient harm from unnecessary and excessive CT radiation?  

CT Radiation Dose Safety ReviewMedia coverage about the harmful effects of overexposure during radiation therapy has focused renewed attention on the prevalence and severity of these incidents. Though Computed Tomography (CT) is a vital diagnostic tool, CT scanners deliver some of the highest radiation doses in diagnostic radiology. Failure to implement measures for delivering appropriate radiation dose can result in unnecessarily high exposures, placing patients at increased risk of cancer.  Is your healthcare facility affected by similar patient safety vulnerabilities?

Tap into 45 years of health technology and patient safety.
ECRI Institute is uniquely qualified to evaluate your facility's CT service, identify vulnerabilities, and make recommendations to help you minimize the chances of patient risk due to unnecessary and excessive CT radiation experience.

Each review is performed by an ECRI Institute medical physicist with over 20 years' experience in diagnostic imaging, who will help you to develop a CT Radiation Dose Safety Review customized to your facility or system's unique operations.  


Systematic approach. Comprehensive
review.
While performing your CT Radiation Dose Safety Review, we will:

  • Review your current CT service to evaluate its implementation of radiation safety and quality assurance procedures and identify areas of potential vulnerabilities
  • Assess the dose-reduction capabilities of your CT scanner technologies and how they support your facility's dose monitoring needs
  • Examine the certifications, licensing, and training of your CT staff
  • Interview staff to determine the service's unique operational areas of concern
  • Review your facility's current process for determining that CT referrals meet established appropriateness criteria

CT Radiation Dose Safety Review 

Read more about our CT Radiation Dose Safety Review
consulting services.

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Are your CT radiation services possibly placing patients at risk?
Find out with a CT Radiation Dose Safety Review--your first step towards improving the safety of your CT services. To learn more or to schedule a review in your facility, contact us at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5277, or email consultants@ecri.org.

Contact us
To learn more or to schedule a
CT Radiation Dose Safety Review in your facility, contact us at
(610) 825-6000, ext. 5277, or email consultants@ecri.org.