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J Digit Imaging. 2016 Oct;29(5):627-34. doi: 10.1007/s10278-016-9880-2.

Real-Time Patient Radiation Dose Monitoring System Used in a Large University Hospital.

Kim J1,2, Yoon Y3, Seo D1,4, Kwon S5,6, Shim J7, Kim J8.

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1
Department of Radiologic Science, College of Health Science, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
2
Department of Radiologic Technology, Chungbuk Health & Science University, Chungbuk-do, Republic of Korea.
3
Department of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.
4
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Korea Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
5
Department of Radiological Science, Catholic University of Daegu, Daegu, Republic of Korea.
6
Department of Radiologic Technology, Daegu Health College, Daegu, Republic of Korea.
7
Department of Bio-convergence Engineering, Korea University Graduate School, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
8
Department of Radiologic Science, College of Health Science, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. minbogun@korea.ac.kr.

Abstract

Radiation dose monitoring in medical imaging examination areas is mandatory for the reduction of patient radiation exposure. Recently, dose monitoring techniques that use digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) dose structured reports (SR) have been introduced. The present paper discusses the setup of a radiation dose monitoring system based on DICOM data from university hospitals in Korea. This system utilizes the radiation dose data-archiving method of standard DICOM dose SR combined with a DICOM modality performed procedure step (MPPS). The analysis of dose data based on a method utilizing DICOM tag information is proposed herein. This method supports the display of dose data from non-dosimeter-attached X-ray equipment. This system tracks data from 62 pieces of equipment to analyze digital radiographic, mammographic, mobile radiographic, CT, PET-CT, angiographic, and fluorographic modalities.

KEYWORDS:

DICOM MPPS; DICOM dose SR; Hospital information system; Radiation dose monitoring; Radiation exposure

PMID:
27114261
PMCID:
PMC5023524
DOI:
10.1007/s10278-016-9880-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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