Image Wisely, a joint initiative of ACR, RSNA, ASRT and AAPM, provides information to the medical community to promote radiation safety in medical imaging.

February 25, 2019

Establishing an Interventional Radiology Patient Radiation Safety Program

Improving patient safety in healthcare has been a primary concern since the Institute of Medi¬cine published ‘To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System’ in 2000. The Interventional Radiology Patient Radiation Safety Program was created to better educate patients who are scheduled to undergo high-dose interventional radiologic procedures about the risks of ra¬diation, better monitor the delivered doses, and reduce the risk for deterministic effects.

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