Optimized radiation dose management
At a Glance

Drive Awareness

Get dose notifications early and often to identify outliers in patient dose data

Enhance workflow

Improve workflow through access to patient dose history and integrated EMRs

Maintain compliance

Promote compliance with national dose reference level (DRLs)

Optimize patient experience

Get high-quality images at the lowest possible radiation dose

Dose Management landscape

Radiation dose guidelines and quality initiatives are constantly evolving. It's mandatory to keep exposure to ionizing radiation "as low as reasonably achievable" (ALARA principle) to avoid, for instance, unnecessary exposure or overexposure to ionizing radiation. However, dose management can be inefficient, lack consistency, or be incomplete and this impacts clinicians' ability to identify the right information (such as exams at risk, outliers and trends) to make the right decisions. 

“The Joint Commission is increasingly focusing on radiation dose reduction and comprehensive CT Technologist training using the “Image Gently & Wisely” guidelines.
Clinical Manager at UHS Imaging Department

“We have 8 different hospitals along with several clinics that are trying to implement a unified dose management program. Many of the stakeholders had never been engaged with one another and we had not established common processes.”
Lead/Diagnostic Imaging Manager, Aspirus Health, USA

“People knew that the more radiation used in a CT, the better the diagnostic picture. When the radiation dose was analyzed, we realized we were doing more CTs and that our doses could be lower when diagnosing specific problems.”
Epidemiologist and Senior Research Associate, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada

How it works

DoseWatch automatically detects outliers in dosing data and provides insight into their root causes, while easily documenting these anomalies for review. Using the picture archiving and communication system (PACS) and your medical devices, DoseWatch captures, tracks, and reports radiation and contrast dose across modalities and manufacturers.

Drive better-informed, patient-centered care

Delivering high quality patient care is a top priority. Incorporating DoseWatch into your imaging practices ensures it stays that way––with state-of-the-art technology that helps clinicians use appropriate radiation levels and deliver better-informed, patient-centered, and effective care.

4D Skin Dose Map

DoseWatch provides an interactive tool to support the post-procedure review conducted by the interventional imaging physician or medical physicist as they perform their comprehensive assessment of skin injury risk.

Organ dose dosimetry technology from Duke University

This module estimates organ dosages based on licensed dosimetry technology developed by Duke University. Using the XCAT phantom library of patient models, it gives an absorbed dose estimation based on Duke University’s algorithm.

Dose to Fetus

DoseWatch allows clinicians to take a closer look at the impact of radiation on pregnant patients with the new Dose to Fetus feature. This feature simplifies and standardizes estimates of fetal radiation exposure by automatically incorporating factors like the mother’s measurements and fetal depth.

*Results listed here are of this specific customer and may not be typical. Results are based on factors specific to each customer. GE Healthcare cannot guarantee these or similar results.


GE Healthcare offers a customized Dose Excellence Program with clinical specialists to provide on-site DoseWatch training and optimization services.

“We are really in win-win situation with the GE teams” “GE’s expertise and the relevance of the dashboards and the data we were working on allowed us to take up the most important challenges and implement sustainable solutions into our service”
-Paolo Sana, Radiology Manager, Hôpital Kirchberg

1. This feature collects contrast data automatically for class-4 injectors integrated with CT scanners or directly from some injection systems. It is available for manual entry for other modalities connected to DoseWatch with the Contrast Data Management module.
2. Tracking for single-injection procedures only and single DICOM studies.
3. This feature is available in DoseWatch and higher versions.
Download Case Study: In Ontario, a Provincial Effort to Improve Care in Imaging Through Patient Dose Optimization

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