PACS provider IMAGE Information Systems has developed iQ-DOSE 1.0 to help medical institutions monitor, document and lower their patient radiation doses, and thus comply with legal regulations.
Around 50% of the human radiation exposure come from medical imaging studies. As a consequence, many countries have established regulations and guidelines, in order to limit and lower the average radiation doses to patients.
With iQ-DOSE, IMAGE has developed a vendor neutral and cost-effective radiation dose management solution which provides imaging centers and hospitals the possibility to manage doses with minimum human effort. This solution allows to automatically monitor and document the radiation dose applied during imaging procedures and creates automatic overdose notifications to enable medical institutions to immediately take needed measures and to meet legal requirements.
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iQ-DOSE can be connected to any PACS and any RIS, where it checks incoming DICOM data for radiation dose structured reports (RDSR) or for image-based dose information. iQ-DOSE then compares the doses with defined limits in a smart way knowing the human anatomy and procedures in many languages. In case an overdose is detected, iQ-DOSE will immediately inform the user (e.g. radiation protection supervisor) by email. Besides these notifications, also status reports are sent periodically to keep track of overdose events.
Any intended or unintended overdose can be easily documented in iQ-DOSE and the reason that led to the overdose can be added for legal and quality assurance reasons. If too many overdose events occur, the radiation protection supervisor might be required to inform local authorities.
About IMAGE Information Systems
IMAGE Information Systems is a privately held company founded in 2003 with the aim of providing complete, easy-to-use and innovative medical imaging solutions for radiology and healthcare professionals worldwide. IMAGE’s primary focus is on flexible, reliable and convenient tools and services which facilitate and optimize medical imaging for both health professionals and patients. The iQ-SYSTEM PACS picture archiving and communication system (FDA and CE approved) and the iQ-RIS radiology information system, both for client, web and cloud implementations, are sold individually as well as in a bundle through distributors, resellers and OEM partners. By now, installation sites exceed 10,000 in over 100 countries on all continents where healthcare professionals can now do “Medical Imaging with iQ”. Back to HCB News