In an eye-opening one hour webinar session presented by RadSite, William W. Orrison,Jr., MD, MBA speaks to the topic of Patient Safety in Medical Imaging.A nationally known expert in radiation safety and RadSite’s chief medical officer, Dr. Orrison is the chief of neuroradiology and medical director at Nevada Imaging Centers and the author of more than 150 medical publications. In addition, Dr. Orrison also serves as RadSite’s Chief Medical Officer and Chair of the Standards Committee. In this webinar, Dr. Orrison shares anecdotal stories that underscore the importance of awareness, proper information and safety in radiation. He also demonstrates a compelling need for consistent quality standards for diagnostic imaging through an accreditation program such as RadSite. This recorded webinar is now available and can be accessed by clicking here.
You can expect to learn:
- The importance of patient safety in CT scans, particularly for high dose procedures.
- The younger the patient, the greater the risk of radiation.
- Females are at greater risk of cancer than males.
- Why physicians and patients alike must be informed.
- Why it’s important to maintain perspective – CTs do save lives and reduce unnecessary surgeries.
- Ensuring a CT or other X-ray study is needed – or could a different test work?
- Limiting the dose as much as possible can reduce cancers by half.
- Organizations to join for radiation awareness.
- Dr. Orrison’s answers to attendees’ questions such as:
- Is radiation a concern for regular mammography screening?
- I’ve had several CT scans over the course of my life. Should I be concerned and is there anything I can do about it now?
- If a doctor wants to do a CT scan on my child, should I agree to it?
Registration open for upcoming webinars
In addition to showcasing patient safety in medical imaging, RadSite is hosting three additional webinars in the upcoming months. We hope you take the opportunity to view this pertinent webinar recording, and we look forward to seeing you at the next one! To find out more about these webinars, contact us or click here to register. A Q&A session will follow each presentation, so don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about topics in radiology.
Session II: Physics for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Systems
- November 17, 2015, 12 p.m. ET.
Proper equipment calibration and maintenance are some of the most critical components of making sure imaging systems are safe and produce quality images. Medical physicists are extremely important players in this arena, bridging the gap between technologists and physicians to make sure diagnostic imaging equipment is functioning optimally. In this one-hour session, Phillip Patton, PhD, CHP, DABR, DABSNM, will review basic components of physics testing for ADI systems, highlight key differences in state requirements for physicists and explain why it is important to hire a qualified medical physicist for your physics testing when applying for RadSite accreditation. To register, please contact us.
Session III: Tackling Medicolegal Concerns in PACS – Part I
- December 9, 2015, 12 p.m. ET.
Legalities in health care often make this important practice muddled at best – especially in the field of radiology and for facilities using PACS. In the first part of a two-part series, Eliot Siegel, MD, will discuss who really owns medical images, how to deal with bankruptcy in an imaging facility and why physicians don’t use image compression more often. To register, contact us.
Session IV: Tackling Medicolegal Concerns in PACS – Part 2
- February 3, 2016, 12 p.m. ET.
In the second of a two-part series, Eliot Siegel, MD, will discuss whether or not to retain the markings produced by mammography computer-aided detection (CAD) software to highlight suspicious findings, which could have important medicolegal implications. To register, please contact us.
With any screening, it is important to have the exam done on quality equipment at an accredited facility. RadSite can help you evaluate your CT imaging systems and certify they are operating at the optimal level of performance, so you can provide quality care for your patients.