By staff writers

November 17, 2017 -- The European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical, and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR) and the Heads of European Radiological protection Competent Authorities (HERCA) have published a report on their efforts to optimize CT dose for minimal radiation exposure and improved patient care.

In 2011, the two organizations made the following commitments:

  1. Characterize CT systems' standardized benchmarking
  2. Implement dose CT reduction measures
  3. Implement dose management and reporting tools
  4. Provide specific training curricula

Six years later, the industry has designed a reference phantom to quantify head and body low contrast detectability to address commitment; developed a number of dose reduction and management tools that are now available on modern CT scanners to address commitments; and helped CT manufacturers to develop and provide training on existing and new dose reduction techniques, COCIR and HERCA said.

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