Improving the appropriateness of referrals for medical imaging, thereby enhancing the quality of clinical care, is an important issue, especially in rural health where there may be more limited resources and increased patient travel time to imaging facilities.
Webinars for rural medical specialists were held to raise awareness of the Education Modules for Appropriate Imaging Referrals.
Radiation exposure of patients undergoing CT examinations is a concern for all clinical radiologists and has been a ‘hot topic’ in the media. It is the largest source of medical radiation exposure and has been linked to an increased risk of cancer. This has made it imperative to minimise exposure while maintaining image quality. Scanner specific education and training is needed to achieve this.
Reports from the CT Dose Optimisation QLD and Paediatric CT Dose projects are available on request. Please email the Quality and Standards team
This project investigated what was required to improve consumer-focused, accessible and coordinated services that promoted informed choice and met consumer needs.
Reports are available upon request. Please email the Quality and Standards team.
This project supported referrals that were evidence-based, and that facilitated the most appropriate diagnostic imaging services provision, maximised health benefit, and informed and empowered consumers.
This project focussed on development recommendations for professional practice standards and supervision requirements, through uniform standards, guidelines and accreditation processes.
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This project investigated what was required to support economically sustainable, affordable diagnostic and interventional imaging services that promoted health, and provided cost-effective diagnostic and treatment procedures.