Society News Archive

14 April 2016
Landauer Hosts Inaugural Dose Optimization Symposium 26 May 2016

Join the dose optimization conversation on 26 May 2016 when national and local health care leaders convene for the inaugural Landauer Clinical Dose Optimization Symposium in Chicago.

Driven by the Joint Commission diagnostic imaging standards that became effective July 2015, hospitals across the country are examining their protocols for computed tomography (CT) scanners, fluoroscopic procedures, and more.

Dose optimization is aimed at reducing radiation dose to patients while providing quality images for radiologists' clinical decision making. It involves awareness and education for technologists, imaging administrators, and staff involved in providing patient care.

These speakers will share the latest about current dose optimization accreditation guidelines, American College of Radiology's (ACR) Dose Index Registry, current research, and clinical practice changes as a result of new compliance standards:

  • The Joint Commission—Andrea D. Browne, PhD, Medical Physicist, Department of Engineering
  • ACR—Debapriya Sengupta, MBBS, MPH Manager, National Radiology Data Registry Analytics
  • Duke University Medical Center—Ehsan Samei, DABR, FAAPM, FSPIE, PhD, Professor of Radiology, Medical Physics, Physics, Biomedical Engineering
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center—Dustin A. Gress, DABR, DABSNM, MS, Senior Medical Physicist
  • Hospital Corporation of America—M. Crockett Bone, ARRT(R)(CT), MBA, Director of Imaging
  • Presence Saint Francis Hospital—Joseph D. Calandra MD, FACR Chairman of Radiology, and John Smith, CRA, RT, MBA, Director of Radiology
  • Landauer Medical Physics—Olav Christianson, DABR, MS, Senior Medical Physicist

Registration for the one-day event is $99. Details and signup information can be found on the Landauer Clinical Dose Optimization Symposium web page. Questions may be directed to Linda Bosy.