ACR 2016 The Crossroads of Radiology

ACR2016VM19 - Radiation Dose Optimization Strategies in Medical Imaging

May 16, 2016 10:00am ‐ May 16, 2016 12:00pm


The purpose of the session is to discuss how radiation in medical imaging has been garnering greater attention due to large number of medical imaging procedures performed national and globally. Radiation doses, particularly CT doses are under scrutiny by the media, physicians, patients, and regulators alike. Even though the benefits of medical imaging generally far outweigh any risks associated with radiation exposure, it is important to have a thorough understanding of radiation doses and risks to optimize the use of radiation for the benefit of our patients. The main objectives of the proposed session are to provide the attendees the opportunity to learn about radiation doses, radiation dose optimization strategies, radiation risks and how to communicate risks and benefits of medical imaging to patients and families.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss various CT dose optimization strategies.
  2. Review their practice on how to optimize dose without jeopardizing image quality.
  3. Explain radiation risk and benefits with patients and their families.


  • Cardiac, General Radiology, Pediatric Radiology


  • Computer Tomography, PET/CT, Radiography/Fluoro




  • Mahadevappa Mahesh: None

  • William Mayo-Smith: Royalty Income-Elsevier

  • John Boone: None

  • Diana Lam: None

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