Stephanie Krent, Imaging Performance Partnership
On the heels of the FDA’s recent announcement requiring more pediatric-friendly X-ray imaging devices, an article on AuntMinnie.com highlights the work of several pediatric imaging researchers in creating the Quality Improvement Registry in CT Scans in Children (QuIRCC).
The group of researchers working to develop QuIRCC hail from six hospitals: Boston Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Primary Children’s Hospital, Utah. The team earned a grant from the Radiologic Society of North America in 2008 to build a registry identifying dose reference ranges for pediatric imaging.
Just don’t call them 'quirky': Researchers develop QuIRCC dose registry
Nick Bartz, Imaging Performance Partnership
A new decision support tool piloted at the University of Pennsylvania has cut the number of abdominal CT scans ordered by ED physicians by 10%. In a paper presented at the recent Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) meeting in Chicago, researchers from the University’s Perelman School of Medicine described how their tool, “embedded” within patient EMRs, is cutting potentially unnecessary scans, and helping to reduce excessive radiation exposure.
Penn decision support tool cuts CT use in the ED