eBook Radiological Safety and Quality, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9400772564
  • ISBN-13: 9789400772564
  • DDC: 616.0757
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 471 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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This book is the product of a unique collaboration by experts from leading international, regional and national agencies and professional organizations discussing on the current ’hot’ issue on the judicious use and safety of radiation in radiology. There have been several cases involving radiation overexposure that have received international attention. Strategies and solutions to guide readers how to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks when using radiation in medicine are covered.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Radiological Safety and Quality.
2: Radiological Safety and Quality: Paradigms in Leadership and Innovation.
3: How Radiation Protection Influences Quality in Radiology.
4: Dose Assessment in the Management of Patient Protection in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology.
5: Monitoring of Medical Radiation Exposure for Individuals.
6: UNSCEAR: Analysing Population Survey Data for Collaborative Development of Evidence-Based Radiation Protection Policies.
7: Procedure Justification, Protection Optimization, and Error Reduction.
8: National, Regional and Global Radiology and Medical Imaging Referral Guidelines: Issues and Opportunities.
9: Use of Imaging Appropriateness Criteria for Decision Support During Radiology Order Entry: The MGH Experience.
10: Use of Referral Guidelines as a Justification Tool: National Perspective.
11: Team Approach to Optimize Radiology Techniques.
12: Advances in Technological Design to Optimize Exposure and Improve Image Quality.
13: System for Reporting and Analysing Incidents.
14: Infrastructure Improvements.
15: Promoting Public Awareness and Communicating Radiation Safety.
16: Sustaining Praxis: Quality Assurance of Education and Training Programmes of the IAEA's Division of Human Health.
17: Professional and Regulatory Collaborations to Ensure Competency.
18: Safety and Radiation Protection Culture.
19: Improving Quality Through Lean Process Improvement: The Example of Clinical Decision Support.
20: Clinical Audit and Practice Accreditation.
21: The International Basic Safety Standards and Their Application in Medical Imaging.
22: International Clinical Teleradiology: Potential Risks and Safeguards.
23: Global, Regional and National Challenges, Actions and Opportunities.
24: Leadership and Innovations to Improve Quality Imaging and Radiation Safety in Africa.
25: Leadership and Innovations to Improve Radiology Quality and Radiation Safety in China: Regional, National and Global Perspectives.
26: Status of Medical Diagnostic Radiation Safety in Korea.
27: Euratom Initiatives and Perspective on Advancing Radiation Protection in Radiology.
28: Bridging the Radiological Healthcare Divide with Social Entrepreneurship.
29: From Volume to Outcomes: The Evolution of Pay for Performance in Medical Imaging.
30: Global System-Based Quality Improvement in Radiation Medicine and Medical Imaging.
About the Editors.