CT Dose Assessment and Optimization Engagement

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    Optimize CT patient dose levels through review and assessment of CT scanning practices, technologist dose knowledge and CT protocols.



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    CT patient dose is an area of concern for imaging professionals on a daily basis. Let us help you optimize your dose levels.


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    • Overview

      A data-driven approach
      Dose Assessment and Optimization Engagement, a new offering from GE Healthcare, utilizes a data-driven approach to help you review and optimize your CT patient dose levels.

      Our experienced CT Clinical Applications Specialists will assess your program and work with you to identify the best approach to accomplish your goals. Using a three-step process, the CT Clinical Applications Specialist will analyze select studies to evaluate the use of the scanner, assess your CT technologist dose knowledge, and conduct an interactive protocol optimization session with your radiologist and technologist dose champions.

      Results will be evaluated and presented to your Dose Team along with GE education offerings that may be beneficial based on the findings.

    • CT Study Review

       

      CT studies are chosen to evaluate the use of the scanner. Through a review of current studies we can identify issues and help establish best practices with the radiologists and technologists.  Factors will be identified  that may not be seen in the scan protocols, such as area scanned, repeats, unnecessary scan phases, centering, and variation in protocols at time of use.

    • Technologist Dose Knowledge Assessment

       

      Select technologists complete a self-assessment. The CT Clinical Applications Specialist will then interview and assess them on dose-related topics and GE scanner dose features using a robust compilation of dose concepts. Results will help identify strengths and development needs of the staff.

    • Interactive Protocol Optimization

       

      GE scanner protocols are reviewed with the technologist & radiologist in charge of dose and protocols. Findings from the Study Review & Technologist Dose Knowledge Assessment will be incorporated. Options will be presented for protocol optimization to help you take full advantage of GE system technology and strike the right balance between image quality and dose, allowing scanning best practices and dose saving to be put into action.