CHICAGO — Richard Morin, co-chair of the ACR Dose Index Registry Committee, interviewed at RSNA 2011, explains how radiologists can compare their dose practices with others, to give the metrics more meaning.
CHICAGO — Low-dose remained a top concern at RSNA 2011. James Brink, MD, co-chair of the Image Wisely Joint Task Force, announced that over 10,000 have taken the Image Wisely pledge. The effort to raise awareness asks radiologists to optimize the use of radiation when imaging patients.
(Video) William Shuman, MD, FACR, Professor and Vice Chairman for the Univ. of Washington Department of Radiology, discusses Model-based Iterative Reconstruction (MBIR) at the 2011 ISCT meeting in San Francisco.
Diagnostic Imaging spoke with Dr. Johnsey Leef III, a radiologist with Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV, about how the industry is responding to the call for lower dose imaging and what his department is doing to address the issue.
Low-dose CT works just as well in the detection of acute appendicitis as standard dose. In an interview with Diagnostic Imaging Dr. So Yeon Kim explains the image quality of low-dose CT and the possibility of low-dose CT replacing standard dose in acute appendicitis patients.