Medical imaging company Sectra, Shelton, Conn, has launched a complete solution for radiation dose monitoring, Sectra DoseTrack. The system enables time and quality gains in medical care and reduces the risk of patients being exposed to unnecessarily high radiation doses in conjunction with radiology examinations.
With an aging population, the number of radiology examinations is growing and they are becoming more complex. By gathering and comparing radiation dose values from performed radiology examinations, the care providers receive documentation that contributes to enabling the medical care sector to reduce radiation doses without impacting diagnostic quality. By automating data collection, the medical care sector saves valuable time. The system also enables monitoring of equipment to detect whether an x- ray device exposes patients to too much radiation, or to follow up on individual patients to avoid excessive radiation.