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Not Compliant? It Could Cost You

Reimbursements will be reduced if CT equipment is not compliant with new standards. 

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Manual entry of CT dose reporting makes it highly susceptible to inaccurate information.

Follow-up LDCT screening for lung cancer decreases recall rates.

Fewer CT scans are needed for trauma patients when whole-body CT is included in early trauma care, but initial WBCT results in higher dose.

Pediatric imaging

Pediatric radiologists need a different skillset and personality than other radiologists.

Health systems must prepare to increase their low-dose CT lung cancer screening capabilities to accommodate a new, larger pool of Medicare patients.

Dosing levels for pediatric head CTs as recommended by the ACR are met by most hospitals in the U.S.

Changing smoking habits may require more sensitive lung cancer screening criteria to include as many high-risk individuals as possible.

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