Optimizing Scan Protocol and Radiation Dose in Kidney Stone CT


The radiation dose for kidney stone CT course is intended to help participant with the nuances of CT scan parameters, protocol building and radiation dose optimization especially for evaluation of renal colic. The course will specifically help in understanding different aspects of CT image quality pertinent to CT protocols for renal colic, scan parameters and their effects on CT radiation dose as well as the need for distinct and optimal CT protocols for renal colic evaluation.

About this course

The following course is intended to help participant nuances of CT scan parameters, protocol building and radiation dose optimization especially for evaluation of renal colic.

The aims of the course are to

  1. Understand different aspects of CT image quality pertinent to CT protocols for renal colic
  2. Understand scan parameters and their effects on CT radiation dose
  3. Understand nuances and need for distinct and optimal CT protocols for evaluation of renal colic

Acknowledgment

This course was created at Massachusetts General Hospital in partnership with Yale Medical School. This course was made possible with support from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) grant (1R18HS023778-01; PI: Moore, Christopher L; Title: Minimizing Unnecessary Irradiation from Renal Colic CT Scans in the United States). We would like to acknowledge help from Garry Choy, MD, MBA and Swati Goyal from MGH – without their help and support, this course would not have been possible. In addition, we are also grateful to Melissa Shaw for her help and support in creation of the course.


Course Directors
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Mannudeep K. Kalra, MD

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Alexi Otrakji, MD

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Chris Moore, MD

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Melissa Shaw, BS


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