EuroSafe Imaging 2020
Not applicable, Education and training, Radiation safety, CT, Radioprotection / Radiation dose, Management, Radiographers
C. Burton, M. May, J. Pereira-Ross, J. Talotta, D. Singleton, W. Reiss, A. Yue, G. Langley-Farrell, A. Leung, P. Rogalla
Continuous quality improvement should be a constant journey in every medical imaging department and organization. Through this journey we can continually ignite change and create a growing culture of quality and safety.
Our journey started in 2013 with a focus on creating a sustainable CT Dose Monitoring Committee. This would involve the monitoring and review of all CT imaging protocols in order to determine opportunities to maintain or improve the image quality while reducing the CT radiation dose.
- Five Hospital sites with 17 CT scanners performing over 143000 exams annually
- To gain a heighten awareness of radiation dose
- Different vendor/scanner types with legacy protocols and varying terminology
- Varying CT dose levels for similar scan procedures across the five hospital sites
- Varying technologist understanding
- No defined protocol change process
- To support a culture of safety and quality within our imaging program