Quality & Patient Safety

Radiation risks of diagnostic imaging

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, February 1, 2012

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  • Discuss how many deaths are believed to be caused by ­radiation from CT scans, according to a recent article by the American College of Radiology
  • Identify the measures implemented by the FDA for use of CT scans
  • Describe the factors that led The Joint Commission ­to issue its Sentinel Event Alert on diagnostic imaging risks

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