The Joint Commission Postpones July 2014 Implementation of Diagnostic Imaging Standards

The new requirements were intended to be effective July 1, 2014. Now, the goal is to implement revised standards by July 2015, which will allow for the release of a comprehensive set of requirements, rather than partial sets during 2014 and 2015.
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Dose Notifications and Alerts for CT Scanners: What You Should Know

The AAPM has developed a presentation explaining the Dose Check Standard’s dose notifications and dose alerts, how they work, how they should be used and cautions for certain clinical applications.
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The Joint Commission’s 2014 Requirements for Training in Image Gently® and Image Wisely®

Guidance for imaging technologists on educational resources available from Image Wisely and Image Gently.
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What We're Reading

Use of CT Dose Notification and Alert Values in Routine Clinical Practice

Assesses the use of the new Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance standard's notification and alert values and its impact on workflow.

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Dose Is Not Always What It Seems

Very misleading values can result from volume CT dose index and dose length product.

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Applications of Justification and Optimization in Medical Imaging

Examples of clinical guidance for computed tomography use in emergency medicine

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