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ECRI Institute and Health Care Improvement Foundation Launch CT Radiation Safety Collaborative
Date:6/29/2011

includes reporting of CT radiation dose data, ongoing educational seminars, assistance in implementing action goals, and participation in a collaborative website. ECRI Institute's interdisciplinary staff will be actively involved with the program.

"Diagnostic CT scans are a very important diagnostic tool that benefits millions of patients. When conducted properly, no CT scans should approach doses high enough for patients to lose their hair and have skin burns," noted Inamdar, Senior Associate, ECRI Institute.

For more information or to sign up for the Partnership for Patient Care CT Radiation Safety collaborative, contact Kathy Shostek by telephone(610) 825-6000, ext. 5703, by e-mail at kshostek@ecri.org; or by mail at ECRI Institute, 5200 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1298, USA.

ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org), a nonprofit organization, brings the discipline of applied scientific research to discover which medical procedures, devices, drugs, and processes are best, all to enable healthcare organizations to improve patient care. As pioneers in this science, they pride themselves in having the unique ability to marry practical experience and uncompromising independence with the thoroughness and objectivity of evidence-based research. ECRI Institute is designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Patient Safety, Risk Management, and Healthcare Technology and an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO, listed as a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, strives to achieve the highest levels of safety and quality in healthcare by collecting and analyzing patient safety information and sharing lessons learned and best practices. Find ECRI Institute on
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