Radiation Skin Dose Calculation for Specific Patient in Various Procedures

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

Radiation Skin Dose Calculation for Specific Patient in Various Procedures ASU Mayo Seed Grant: Radiation Skin Dose Calculation for Specific Patient in Various Procedures The largest amount of radiation given to patients at Mayo Clinic occurs with procedural or diagnostic examinations during cardiac, interventional or vascular uses of x-radiation. We propose creating a tool, not available for purchase by any x-ray vendor that allows the determination of a specific location on a patient of the peak skin dose that was received during an episode of care. Peak skin dose is mandated by JCAHO to be monitored for each patient and excessive values are included as a sentinel event. Most states and the FDA have requirements for monitoring this dose, even though its collection is problematic and inaccurate. An accurate and automatic method of patient specific collection would be helpful for improving quality and safety of medical care.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/1/0912/31/09

Funding

  • Mayo Clinic Arizona: $24,714.00

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