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Case 10 (special edition): Child-sizing CT Dose: Optimizing Patient Care Through Quality Improvement – Pediatric and Adult Imaging

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Developed by Image Gently® and designed to provide practical explanations of some of the newer technologies and terminology in CT scans, this case reviews quality improvement as it relates to the performance of CT imaging. It discusses radiation risk and the relationship of image quality to patient dose.

Authors: K. Strauss; M. Goske

Target Audience: Radiologists, imaging technologists and medical physicists interpreting, performing and evaluating CT

This educational activity is free.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this case, the participant will be able to:

  1. Optimize the radiation dose in order to produce the best image quality with the least radiation exposure in pediatric and adult patients
  2. Apply the current techniques of dose estimation and utilize these "best practices" to achieve radiation dose reduction during pediatric and adult CT exams
  3. Advocate for quality improvement in your organization and share your expertise to educate health care teams on the positive societal outcomes from lifelong learning and practice improvement

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