Periodic review of imaging protocols for different modalities is an essential part of continuous radiological quality assurance. CT examinations in the thoracic region are currently considered as a gold standard for the evaluation of various diseases. Therefore,
it is particularly important to minimizepatients’ exposure,
which can be achieved by modifying and optimizing scanning parameters. Multidetector CT protocols can be directly modified in a variety of ways.
These include using an...
Description of activity and work performed
From June of 2017 to November of 2018,
dosimetric data of patients referred to our department for contrast-enhanced chest CT examinations were enrolled in the study. Final study population consisted of1446and 1191 patients and scans were performed with a GE BrightSpeed S 16 slice (Scanner1) scanner and a Siemens SOMATOM Definition AS 64 slice (Scanner2) scanner,
respectively. Dose management software automatically collects dosage information from the scanners and estimates the effective dose....
Conclusion and recommendations
The results of this study underline that continuous protocol revision has a great impact on the effective dose received by the patient. With this kind of collaboration among radiologists,
radiographers and medical physicists,
we can improve patient safety and maintain radiology quality assurance.
Ervin Balázs Radiographer,
BSc University of Debrecen Kenézy Gyula University Hospital Department of Diagnostic Radiology Debrecen/HU E-mail: email@example.com Zsolt Dankó Physicist,
BSc University of Debrecen Kenézy Gyula University Hospital Department of Diagnostic Radiology Debrecen/HU Péter Bágyi Senior radiologist,
Head of Radiology Department University of Debrecen Kenézy Gyula University Hospital Department of Diagnostic Radiology Debrecen/HU László Balkay Senior...
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