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.
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.
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
Reduce the Risk of Excessive CT Radiation
Find out how you can make your hospital safer. Contact us today at
(610) 825-6000, ext. 5655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.