Motivation for introducing a benchmarking tool.
Diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) were introduced in the ICRP system for radiological protection, as a tool to facilitate the optimization of radiological protection in radiology. The establishment of national diagnostic reference levels, for both adults and children, relies on national or local dose surveys. These surveys are often based on manual data handling. For example, through an electronic format such as Microsoft Excel sheets, which are sent to the National Radiation Safety Authority or other treatment organizations. The reported...
Description of activity and work performed
An overview of the system.
The system is a web portal where the user has a unique username for handling their own data. Figure 1 shows the front page when the user logged in. For easy handling, the examinations are separated into modalities; computed tomography, conventional x-ray, interventional radiology, dentist CBCT and nuclear medicine.
For children a number of exams are included in the system. In total 6 types of examinations for computed tomography, 6 conventional x-ray exams and 3 interventional procedures. It should be...
Conclusion and recommendations
The first experience and concluding remarks.
Today all hospital use the system and good feedback was received
Continuous improvements of the system are performed
The collection of paediatric examination takes time due to the limited number of exams
Dose management systems are very important in today's radiology.
Note that the same system is used to collect dose data and establish NDRL for X-ray and nuclear medicine studies for adults.
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency. The agency was a great help when the...
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