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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.

Mitigate the Risks of Overexposure

​ECRI Institute’s CT radiation safety reviews are designed to keep your patients safe from unnecessary and excessive CT radiation. The safety review, customized to your facility or system’s unique operations, evaluates your facility's CT service, identifies vulnerabilities, and makes recommendations to help you minimize patient risk.

Systematic Approach, Comprehensive Review

While performing your CT radiation safety review, we will:

  • Evaluate implementation of radiation safety and quality assurance procedures, and identify areas of potential vulnerabilities
  • Assess 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 unique operational areas of concern
  • Review your facility's current process for determining that CT referrals meet established appropriateness criteria

Don't Put Your Patients at Risk for Excessive CT Radiation

Find out how you can make your hospital safer. Contact us today at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5655 or consultants@ecri.org.

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