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Publication . Article . 2021

Proposals for the Russian quality assurance program in computed tomography

P. S. Druzhinina; L. A. Chipiga; S. A. Ryzhov; A. V. Vodovatov; G. V. Berkovich; A. V. Smirnov; D. V. Yaryna; +2 Authors
Open Access
Published: 15 Apr 2021 Journal: Radiatsionnaya Gygiena = Radiation Hygiene, volume 14, pages 17-33 (issn: 1998-426X, Copyright policy )
Publisher: SPRI of Radiation Hygiene Prof. PV Ramzaev
To ensure the quality assurance of CT-examinations, it is necessary to obtain the high-quality diagnostic information and maintain the optimal exposure levels of patients and medical staff. This paper is focused on the requirements and main aspects of quality assurance of CT-examinations, which include quality control of the equipment, methods of CT-image quality control, optimization of radiation protection, as well as management of the unintended and accidental medical exposure. The paper contains recommendations on quality control of diagnostic equipment, methods for monitoring the quality control of CT-images, values of diagnostic reference levels for the detection of abnormally high patient doses and optimization of the radiation protection of patients, as well as the recommendations for management of radiation and non-radiation accidents. All main sections of the paper represent an unified quality assurance system in computed tomography.
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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Quality assurance business.industry business Quality (business) media_common.quotation_subject media_common Medicine Computed tomography medicine.diagnostic_test Radiation protection Medical staff Medical physics medicine.medical_specialty Diagnostic information Diagnostic equipment


Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and imaging, computed tomography, quality assurance, quality control, diagnostic reference levels, unintended medical exposure, accidental medical exposure, Medical physics. Medical radiology. Nuclear medicine, R895-920, Radioactivity and radioactive substances, QC794.95-798