Home > FDA, research > ACR Announces the Launch of the Dose Index Registry

ACR Announces the Launch of the Dose Index Registry

ACR NRDR

ACR National Radiology Data Registry

The American College of Radiology recently announced the launch of its Dose Index Registry (DIR) for submitting radiation dose index information for CT exams.  The DIR will allow participants to compare dose indices with those of other facilities, which will promote enhanced safety and quality.

Establishment of a national radiation dose registry is a policy priority of the Food and Drug Administration’s Initiative to Reduce Unnecessary Radiation Exposure from Medical Imaging.  In its white paper for the initiative, FDA stated:

“By pooling dose data across imaging facilities nationwide, a national radiation dose registry will help support the development of diagnostic reference levels where they do not yet exist, and allow for broad validation of those levels that have been developed to date.  Such a registry will also help facilities benchmark their radiation doses relative to those of others, and could be a key source of information about trends in doses over time.”

Visit the ACR’s National Radiology Data Registry to learn more about the DIR.

Advertisements
Categories: FDA, research
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: