This article reports on a pilot study designed to collect dose data representative of current CT chest abdomen pelvis (CAP) practice in Scotland, make any immediately obvious interventions and to identify if the current UK diagnostic reference level (DRL) of 940?mGy?cm is still appropriate. The aims are to identify if a Scotland-wide picture archiving and communication system (PACS)-based dose audit of a number of CT examinations is likely to have value in terms of optimization of patient doses and to comment on the significance of the results in terms of future optimization strategies.
Sutton, D. G., McVey, S., Gentle, D., Hince, A. J., MacDonald, N., & McCallum, S. (2014). CT chest abdomen pelvis doses in Scotland: has the DRL had its day? British Journal of Radiology, 87(1041), . https://doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20140157