Using the DIR to Implement an Effective and TJC Compliant Dose Monitoring Program

by Cassling on Jul 12, 2018

This session will review the ACR's Dose Index Registry and how several radiology departments are using it to implement effective, comprehensive, and cost-efficient Dose Monitoring Programs and to meet TJC's dose monitoring and incident identification.
During the session, the speaker will review specific examples of dose lowering opportunities identified using this approach, share several tips for using the DIR, and show participants how to establish expected dose ranges tailored to their institution and then identify studies that exceed their expected range. Participants will also learn why XR-29 dose alerts/notifications do not meet TJC's dose incident identification requirements.

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