The potential of dose management software in computer tomography

By Dr. Christina Heilmaier & Prof. Dominik Weishaupt

Over the last few decades, the level of radiation to which the public have been exposed through the use of medical imaging has grown by an estimated 600% [1–3]. A large part of this increase can in particular be attributed to the increasing number of computed tomography (CT) scans being carried out. Against this background and as a result of the growing awareness of the issue of radiation exposure, radiation monitoring and safety is nowadays becoming an ever more important part of quality assurance in radiology.