EuroSafe Imaging 2020
Retrospective, Quality assurance, Acute, Structured reporting, Diagnostic procedure, Computer Applications-General, Image manipulation / Reconstruction, CT, Conventional radiography, Lung, Emergency, Abdomen, Action 3 - Image quality assessment based on clinical indications, Not applicable, Performed at one institution
P. Rogalla, S. Kandel, S. Carey, J. Kavanagh, A. Kielar, B. Hoppel
Refinements of the CT hardware, structured reporting and novel reconstruction methods have allowed hospitals to apply resources both in technology and culture to more effectively and safely image patients in the emergency room.
- Noise reduction methods have allowed for comparison of conventional X-ray (CXR) to ultra-low-dose CT (ULDCT) at similar radiation doses in both the chest and abdomen for emergency room patients presenting with non-traumatic conditions.
- Structured reporting focusses on the 10 key clinical questions in each body area and facilitates MD-MD communication, thus reducing ambiguity and redundant imaging tests.
- Deep learning reconstruction was evaluated on ULDCT abdomen images to evaluate its potential for even further noise and dose reduction.
The purpose is to review the successful application of measures to decrease radiation dose while maintaining focus on key imaging strategies and clinical questions with extremely low-dose imaging.