EuroSafe Imaging 2019
Action 2 - Clinical diagnostic reference levels (DRLs), Action 6 - Clinical audit tool for imaging, Action 3 - Image quality assessment based on clinical indications, Radioprotection / Radiation dose, Management, CT, Diagnostic procedure, Quality assurance, Dosimetric comparison
H. Brat, M. Hussenot, M. Laurent, V. Leduc, J. Helal, N. Correia, J. Favre, P. Bosson, M. Eric
Conclusion and recommendations
The methodology used to determine clinical DRLs ( Fig. 1 ) enabled our multicentre medical imaging group to:
- Harmonize and optimize CT scanner protocols according to clinical indication
- Deliver “the right dose for the right diagnosis” without impairing image quality
- Comply with the European Basic Safety Standards Directive by protecting the general population from unnecessary radiation exposure
- Achieve excellence in terms of quality and safety in medical imaging
- Produce high quality prospective studies
- Prepare for future development.
Fundamentals for homogenizing CT protocols and optimizing radiation doses without compromising image quality can be achieved with a clear roadmap,
continuous dose monitoring and partnership with stakeholders.
The use of automatic dose data collection and phantom tests during optimization are key.