Guidance for Complying with California Dose Reporting Requirements Released
In advance of California’s July 1, 2012, deadline for reporting CT dose metrics, the University of California Dose Optimization and Standardization Endeavor (UC-DOSE) Project has published guidelines for complying with the law. Funded by the University of California Office of the President, the objective of the UC-DOSE collaborators is to standardize and optimize CT protocols across the UC system and develop a consistent solution for responding to the Medical Radiation Safety Act, enacted by SB 1237, which was introduced and passed in response to reported instances of CT over-radiation. The document contains recommendations for addressing major provisions of the law, including dose reporting requirements, facility accreditation, and medical event reporting, along with dose calculation examples for reference. Click here for the full document.