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CT Radiation Dose Reduced by 70%

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Omnirad is a proud member of the Imaging Wisely campaign to reduce overall patient exposure to radiation from imaging studies.  

Radiologists make daily decisions about how to balance effective studies and treatment with safe radiation dose. 

Recently, Dr. James Peters headed an effort to effectively utilize new dose reduction software on the CT Scanner in the busy ER at McLaren Macomb.  "By using a combination of the dose reduction algorithms and protocol modifications, we were able to reduce patient dose by as much as 70% in some studies.  The goal is to reduce total radiation exposure to the patient, without sacrificing diagnostic quality."

Omnirad anticipates implementing the new technology and protocols on additional scanners at their Diagnostic Imaging Centers.

ACR Accredited

 Omnirad is proud to work in ACR accredited facilities.

The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice.  Image quality and procedure evaluations are conducted by board-certified radiologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field.  The program also evaluates personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

When you choose an ACR-accredited facility, you know that: 

  • Your hospital, clinic or health center has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure it meets nationally-accepted standards
  • The personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret your medical images and administer your radiation therapy treatments
  • The equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and the facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines