Using Data to Manage Protocols to Reduce Radiation
Learn how Hahnemann University Hospital developed a holistic, multi-modality approach to reducing radiation exposure and cumulative radiation burden.
Five years after adopting Imalogix™ to address forthcoming regulatory action around CT radiation dose management, Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia has developed a holistic, multi-modality approach to reducing radiation exposure and cumulative radiation burden.
“The (Imalogix) software is working well in all the areas we were looking at it to do,” said Douglas W. Parrillo, M.D., chairman of the Department of Radiology at Drexel University College of Medicine and clinical service chief at Hahnemann University Hospital. “What Imalogix has done is given us something meaningful, a tool that allows us to use data from the various machines to precisely adjust our parameters to give us the images we need while simultaneously lowering the exposed dose, skin dose and the absorbed dose.”
Once the system was up and running, the Hahnemann team did not have to take any time to learn the software. “It really is just point and click, and we can view information from the enterprise to department to scanner to patient,” said Christopher Lamalfa, former administrative director of imaging services.
Reports contain actionable information and are readily available , which allows Hahnemann to easily review macro level reports that instantly convert measures of dose such as CTDIvol (Volume CT Dose Index) to SSDE (size specific dose estimate). The varying dose measurement tools often lead to confusion in determining parameters of studies and in compiling reports manually.
Download the case study to learn about the hospital's approach and goals, and read about the results Hahnemann was able to achieve with Imalogix solutions.