Here are recent examples of the successes two of our sites reported to their radiation safety committees.
This first example is a chart showing one facility’s average monthly Total DLP for its Chest Angio studies from early 2016 through Q1 2018. Overall, this site reduced its average Total DLP for its Chest Angio studies by 38%. Note the stepwise dose reduction.
The second example shows how another site reduced its Total CTDIvol for Routine Neck studies by 67%. Each point in the chart below represents an actual study. Perhaps even more striking is the remarkable reduction in inter-study variability in recorded Total CTDIvol.
Unlike some other dose monitoring and reduction solutions that are confusing and complicated to use, and leave you largely on your own after installation, Dose Registry Support Services works directly and personally with staff to identify and investigate dose reduction opportunities on an ongoing basis; and we do so at only 10% to 15% of the cost of many third-party solutions. Also our service does not require the facility to add staff or devote a partial (or full) FTE.
Additionally, because we work in a collaborative fashion with the facility’s staff, radiology department staff remain involved in the process, learn from their involvement, and are able to take (and own) these successes to the safety committee. In short, ours is more of a service that works with you and your staff than a product – a service that works with you and your staff to reduce CT doses.
If you are considering purchasing a third-party solution, or if the solution you purchased is sitting unused in the corner because it is overly complex, you may want to consider having us help you. We make you better.
Michael Bohl, Owner and CEO