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Dose monitoring on the rise: What are you doing?

Dose monitoring on the rise: What are you doing?

The rate of CT scans over the last 35 years has increased over 166 percent! We’ve gone from 3 million CT scans performed in 1980 to 80 million scans being performed in 2015. There are multiple reasons for this rate of increase: growth in population, ageing of baby boomers, and advancements in radiology. This also […]

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Changes in Dose Monitoring…. Are you ready?

Change in reductions Much like new CMS standards for reimbursement affecting computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR). The same is affecting CT machines and Dose Monitoring. The NEMA Standard XR-29 includes DICOM-compliant radiation dose structured reporting, automatic exposure control, dose check features, including adult and pediatric protocols. As you all know Equipment not in […]

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Joint Commission Standards 2015: July 1 Deadline

[vc_column width=”1/2″]If you are accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), you‘re probably aware of the new Elements of Performance (EP) related to Diagnostic imaging. The Revised Requirements for Diagnostic Imaging Services, effective July 1, 2015, are listed to the right. It really boils down to successfully keeping track of your facility’s radiation dosages, which can […]

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