Appendixes A

Project Statement of Task

 

 

 

A workshop will be organized to examine the feasibility and implications of tracking radiation doses to the U.S. population from medical diagnostic procedures. This workshop will examine:

•    The quality and availability of data on patient doses resulting from diagnostic procedures, including individual dose estimates, dose uncertainties, and availability of patient dose information from different types of health care facilities.

•    Possible mechanisms and supporting technologies for collecting and evaluating data on patient doses from diagnostic procedures.

•    Potential obstacles for tracking patient radiation doses from diagnostic procedures and strategies for addressing them. Such impediments may include, for example, technical, logistical, regulatory, as well as achieving patient/physician acceptance.

•    Prospective uses of radiation dose information obtained from tracking medical diagnostic exposures and the potential consequences of collecting such data.

A report will be prepared that summarizes the workshop presentations and discussions.



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Appendixes A Project Statement of Task A workshop will be organized to examine the feasibility and implica- tions of tracking radiation doses to the U.S. population from medical diag- nostic procedures. This workshop will examine: • The quality and availability of data on patient doses resulting from diagnostic procedures, including individual dose estimates, dose uncertainties, and availability of patient dose information from different types of health care facilities. • Possible mechanisms and supporting technologies for collecting and evaluating data on patient doses from diagnostic procedures. • Potential obstacles for tracking patient radiation doses from diag- nostic procedures and strategies for addressing them. Such impedi- ments may include, for example, technical, logistical, regulatory, as well as achieving patient/physician acceptance. • Prospective uses of radiation dose information obtained from track- ing medical diagnostic exposures and the potential consequences of collecting such data. A report will be prepared that summarizes the workshop presentations and discussions. 59

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