ACR DIR: A user's guide for cardiothoracic radiologists: Part 2: How to interpret your DIR report

Venkatesh A. Murugan, Mythreyi B. Chatfield, Madan Rehani, Mannudeep K. Kalra

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Abstract

In the initial installment of this 3-part article, we reviewed the role and logistics of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Dose Index Registry (DIR). In this second installment, we review the essential components of ACR DIR and describe how users can interpret their biannual dose reports by benchmarking them against regional or national levels. Understanding these reports can help participating institutions to identify specific protocols or practices that may benefit from changes in order to minimize patient dose while maintaining diagnostic quality examinations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)W69-W72
JournalJournal of thoracic imaging
Volume30
Issue number6
StatePublished - Oct 20 2015

Keywords

  • Dose Index Registry
  • Interpreting report
  • Scenarios

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    Murugan, V. A., Chatfield, M. B., Rehani, M., & Kalra, M. K. (2015). ACR DIR: A user's guide for cardiothoracic radiologists: Part 2: How to interpret your DIR report. Journal of thoracic imaging, 30(6), W69-W72.