The companies said that their new partnered radiation dose management program will help health systems comply with new dose management requirements from accrediting regulatory bodies, helping hospitals establish effective radiation safety programs to optimize radiation dose delivery.
“In today’s shifting regulatory environment, hospitals really must look ahead to remain compliant with evolving requirements for CT dose optimization. With guidance from our team of specialty-trained medical physics experts, who are intimately familiar with not only the relevant standards but also with effective ways to adjust scan technique on each various CT make and model to produce an optimal image quality / dose balance, technologists will learn how to best utilize Philips DoseWise Portal dose tracking software to manage dose and remain compliant. Additionally, our experts will work alongside hospitals and imaging centers to address challenges and provide advice for building their radiation safety program,” West Physics senior medical physicist Dr. Geoffrey West said in a prepared statement.
The partnership will combine dose tracking technology from Philips and medical physics expertise from West Physics into Philips DoseWise portal to help hospitals establish programs for managing CT protocol optimization, optimize CT equipment through protocol management and benchmarking and meet regulatory standards. The DoseWise Portal is available in 3 tiers of support, the companies said.
“Philips remains committed to providing high quality technology and informatics solutions for radiation dose management, and our partnership with West Physics helps further our dedication. Our aim is to ensure hospitals and health systems of all sizes have the resources and support for proper dose optimization and justification for exam ordering, resulting in effective dose management for patients while providing excellent image quality. We are looking forward to working with the highly respected team at West Physics to make dose management programs a standard part of all hospitals and health systems across the U.S.,” Philips clinical marketing leader Dominic Siewko said in a press release.
Last week, Philips said it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its BlueControl wearable light therapy designed to treat mild psoriasis.