Industry’s First Integrated Radiation Dose Management Solution for Patients and Clinicians
Only solution to track, analyze and mitigate radiation risk for both clinicians and patients; facilitates compliance with increased dose monitoring standards
Andover, MA and Chicago, IL – The 100th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) saw Royal Philips introducing the DoseWise Portal, a comprehensive radiation dose management software solution aimed at managing radiation exposure risk to patients and their caregivers. The DoseWise Portal enables health care providers to proactively record, analyze and monitor imaging radiation dose for patients and clinicians across multiple diagnostic settings.
While the risk of radiation exposure through imaging scans is thought to be low, and the diagnostic rewards generally outweigh those risks, the industry has committed to reducing radiation exposure through improvements in technology and user training. Computer tomography (CT) scans are of most concern, with a higher average diagnostic radiation dose per scan and nearly 68 million performed annually in the U.S.
''Dose management is a critical issue, and the reality is that sometimes the higher radiation dose of a CT is necessary for a particular patient to in order reach a definitive diagnosis, in the shortest time, and at the lowest cost,” said Gene Saragnese, executive vice president and CEO of Philips Imaging Systems. “Philips DoseWise Solutions return a measure of control to patient care, arming clinicians and informing patients with the tools, training and insights they need in order to ask the right questions regarding radiation dose.'' Continue>
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Posted in: Healthcare IT | January 10, 2017