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About the Webinar:

This session will review the ACR's Dose Index Registry and how several radiology departments are using it to implement effective, comprehensive, and cost-efficient Dose Monitoring Programs and to meet TJC's dose monitoring and incident identification. During the session the speaker will review specific examples of dose lowering opportunities identified using this approach, share several tips for using the DIR, and show participants how to establish expected dose ranges tailored to their institution and then identify studies that exceed their expected range. Participants will also learn why XR-29 dose alerts/notifications do not meet TJC's dose incident identification requirements.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the ACR's Dose Index Registry (DIR)
  • Learn how to use the DIR to lower CT doses.
  • Learn how to use the DIR to meet TJC's requirement to establish expected dose ranges and then identify studies that exceed their expected range (i.e., ID dose incidents).

Featured Speaker

Michael Bohl, MHA, BSRS
Dose Registry Support Services

Mike Bohl is currently the CEO of Dose Registry Support Services and COO of Radiology Group, PC, SC in Davenport, Iowa. Mike has extensive experience in radiology group and imaging center management and is currently supporting several facilities with their dose management efforts.

Mr. Bohl's educational background includes a Certificate of Radiology Technology from Mercy Hospital in Des Moines Iowa, and BS in Radiologic Science and a Master of Healthcare Administration degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Mike has been and remains very active in the radiology community, having served as President of the Radiology Business Management Association, presented extensively on radiology related issues, and is the current co-chair of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Radiology Planning Committee. Additionally, he has authored several articles, including an article published in the August, 2016 edition of the Journal of the American College of Radiology titled: Meeting The Joint Commission's Dose Incident Identification and External Benchmarking Requirements Using the ACR's Dose Index Registry.