An article by UW Radiology doctors on unnecessary radiation exposure has been recognized by both the HealthImaging.com and the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR)!
UW’s Kristie Guite, M.D., J. Louis Hinshaw, M.D., Fred T. Lee, Jr, M.D., Frank Ranallo, Ph.D., and Mary Lindstrom, Ph.D., authored the article, titled “Ionizing Radiation in Abdominal CT: Unindicated Multiphase Scans Are an Important Source of Medically Unnecessary Exposure.” The work discusses the commonality of medically unnecessary multiphase CT exams and the potential of these exams to deliver excess radiation exposure. This overexposure led the authors to call for an end to routine use of “one-size-fits-all” multiphase protocols for abdominal and pelvis exams.
JACR originally published “Ionizing Radiation in the Abdominal CT” in its November issue, and named it the best article published in the journal’s Clinical Practice category in the past year. HealthImaging.com also featured the piece as one of its top stories.