The Dose Index Registry (DIR) is a data registry that allows facilities to compare their CT dose indices to regional and national values. Information related to dose indices for all CT exams is collected, anonymized, transmitted to the ACR, and stored in a database. Institutions are then provided with periodic feedback reports comparing their results by body part and exam type to aggregate results.

The American Board of Radiology has qualified the DIR registry as meeting the criteria for practice quality improvement (PQI), toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program.

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The automated patient size estimation is courtesy of Duke University Clinical Imaging Physics Group. The details of the approach can be found in Christianson O, Li X, Frush DP, Samei E. Automated patient-specific CT dose monitoring system: assessing variability in CT dose. Medical Physics 39(11): 7131-7139. 2012.

Quality Improvement Registry for CT Scans in Children

Quality Improvement Registry for CT Scans in Children

The QuIRCC is a coalition of six children’s hospitals working to develop best practices for optimal CT scan technique and dose indices in children. Learn more »