The DIR enables participants to benchmark dose indices performance data against regional and national values using interactive reports. The report’s extensive filters facilitate pinpointing outlier exams and identifying performance patterns for further investigation to ensure high-quality exam performance and patient care.
DIR-CT dose indices reports have been available since 2011 and work is underway to include a full slate of fluoroscopy, digital radiography and nuclear medicine reports. The DIR automatically de-identifies exam and procedure data sent directly to the registry with modality-specific dose information.
The DIR offers quality measures to help fulfill Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting requirements. Participation also meets Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV requirements of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and the Joint Commission’s dose benchmark requirement .
- Accurate exam and procedure name mapping is critical for DIR participating facilities to gain insight into their radiation dose levels overall and to obtain accurate comparisons with national benchmarks to drive quality improvement. View the second of our 3-part webinar series, All About Mapping, to learn from national experts about mapping methods for CT and fluoroscopy and best practices and pitfalls to avoid. Watch now.
- American College of Radiology® (ACR®) Dose Index Registry diagnostic reference levels for common pediatric CT scans can help imaging facilities and providers optimize radiation dose used in children’s imaging. Read the article.