DIR Training Webinar Series

New Dose Index Registry (DIR) enhancements have recently launched, including expansion to modalities beyond CT such as fluoroscopy, that provide facilities even greater value for their participation. In the first of three planned webinars, DIR national leaders will bring current and future participants up to date on the DIR expansion, new interactive reports, and exciting plans underway.

DIR participation is a proactive step imaging facilities can take to compare their radiation doses with national benchmarks for imaging protocol optimization, resulting in patients receiving lower doses while achieving appropriate image quality. Join us to earn 1.0 CME and learn how to maximize your participation for optimal patient care.

Dose Index Registry: Maximizing the Value of Participation | January 27 @ 3:00-4:00 pm ET

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The Dose Index Registry enables facilities to compare their dose indices data against regional and national values and to delve into details about scanner and device performance within and across facilities to ensure safe and high-quality exam performance for optimal patient care.

Learning Objectives


  1. Describe how participating in the Dose Index Registry (DIR) and its modality expansions helps the radiology community learn from each other, provide optimal patient care through practice benchmarks, and collect data to advance radiologic care.
  2. Identify how to apply knowledge of the National Radiology Data Registries and DIR to begin or expand DIR participation at your facility.
  3. Recognize how registry data can be used for facility benchmarking and quality improvement.

Webinar Agenda


1. An Overview of the DIR Expansion
2. The Value of Participation
3. Module Updates from the Leaders
4. Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Data
5. DIR Administrative Updates
6. Participation Support

Speakers

A. Kyle Jones

A. Kyle Jones, PhD, FAAPM

Professor, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Chair, DIR Education and QI Subcommittee
Chair, DIR Fluoroscopy Subcommittee


William F. Sensakovic, PhD

Chair of Radiology Physics, Mayo Clinic (Arizona)
Chair, DIR Committee

Steven Don, MD, FACR

Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Chair, DIR Digital Radiography Subcommittee

 



Tinsu Pan, PhD, FAAPM

Professor of Imaging Physics, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Member, DIR Nuclear Medicine Subcommittee
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Mike Simanowith

Director of Registries, ACR

CME Information

How to Claim Credit Instructions

In order to successfully complete the activity, participants must virtually attend the internet live activity, complete the course evaluation, and claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.

Technologists: Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists must validate for the entire activity in order to claim credit for the activity. No partial credit will be provided.

Physicists: Medical physicists can apply AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ towards their ABR MOC.

Please note: Credit claiming instructions will be sent via e-mail from “Info at ACR” following the activity, by February 4, 2022. All evaluations and credit claiming requests must be completed no later than 11:59pm ET, April 27, 2022.

Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact the ACR at info@acr.org.

Accreditation Statements

Physician Accreditation Statement
The American College of Radiology (ACR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

Physician Designation Statement
The American College of Radiology designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Technologist Accreditation Statement
The American College of Radiology (ACR) is approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) to sponsor and/or review Continuing Education programs for Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists.

Technologist Credit Designation Statement
The American College of Radiology designates this educational activity as meeting the criteria for up to 1.0 Category A Credit hour of the ARRT.

ACR Disclosure Policy

The ACR adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by ACR are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by ACR in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by ACR to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated by ACR.

Planner/Manager Disclosures
The following planners, managers, and moderators have no financial relationships to disclose: Nancy Fredericks; Lisa Gunderman; A. Kyle Jones, PhD; Zach Smith; Alexis LaCount

Faculty Disclosures
The following faculty members have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: A. Kyle Jones, PhD; William F. Sensakovic, PhD; Tinsu Pan, PhD; Mike Simanowith

The following faculty members have the following identified relevant financial relationship(s): Steven Don, MD, FACR – Owner/Founder: Coordinate Medical Systems (relationship has ceased)