Providers, Regulators & Vendors Seek Lower Radiation Doses

Published
  • November 01 2012, 1:02pm EDT

It's rare to hear excitement over another government reporting requirement, but that's how Rebecca Smith-Bindman, M.D., feels about a new California law that requires providers to track their patients' long-term radiation exposure from CT scans.

"There's been lots of struggling to respond to the requirements of this law, but I think it's an extraordinary thing," says Smith-Bindman, director of the Radiology Outcomes Research Laboratory at the UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, who contributed to a December 2011 Institute of Medicine report on decreasing potential environmental risks associated with breast cancer. She's also principal investigator on a project at the five University of California medical centers to standardize and optimize CT doses system-wide and report those doses as part of patients' electronic health records (more information on the project is on page 24).

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Health Data Management content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access

Comments