The commentaries listed below are available for download.
- A Proactive Approach to Radiation Dose Reduction (PDF)
The pressure to reduce radiation dose is being applied to radiology providers like never before. The movement first began gaining serious momentum in 2007 when the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging launched its Image Gently℠ campaign. In addition, the FDA has launched Image Wisely™, a major initiative to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure in adult medical imaging, and Congress has held hearings on the topic as well.
- Preventing Wrong Events in Radiology (PDF)
Wrong events can lead to serious treatment delays or life-threatening harm to patients. This quality update from the Radiology Quality Institute provides information to assist radiology administrators in applying Universal Protocol principles to prevent wrong events. It also provides recommendations for technologists and interventional radiologists.