Targeting the emerging issue of radiation exposure in medical imaging exams, an early session at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine's Annual Meeting, June 2-5 in National Harbor, Md., will focus on tools to optimize radiation dose and quality.
Physicians ordering exams and radiology technicians carrying out the exams need a better understanding of the past radiation exposure a patient has been subjected to, and the exposure for the new exam, says Richard Morin, PhD, professor of radiology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. "Certainly, one thing information technology can bring to the table is notification of past history of exams," he contends. "That, by itself, would be very important."
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