ECRI expands CT radiation dose safety services

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ECRI Institute has expanded its platform of CT safety services to help hospitals and healthcare systems address radiation dose safety. The suite of CT radiation services includes a web-based assessment survey, customized on-site safety review, publications and guidance articles and technology procurement support.

Plymouth Meeting, Pa.-based ECRI Institute’s CT Radiation Dose Safety INsight Assessment, a web-based assessment, provides a multidisciplinary perspective for identifying risks with a series of standards-based questions on radiation safety, medical staff policy, equipment and security, leadership and accountability, communication and information flow, patient access and availability and more.

On-site CT Radiation Dose Safety Reviews, directed and led by ECRI Institute’s medical physicists, identify vulnerabilities and offers solutions that are implementable to minimize patient risk due to unnecessary CT radiation.

ECRI Institute also provides imaging and radiology technology decision support, purchasing advice and customized planning services.

Development of the CT Radiation Dose Safety INsight Survey was partially funded by the Partnership for Patient Care, an initiative supported by the Health Care Improvement Foundation, Independence Blue Cross and Southeastern Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems.