Towards transparency in cardiac radiology: should CT coronary angiography radiation doses be published? Br J Radiol 2014; 87: 20130516. doi: 10.1259/bjr.20130516. S Harden.
This month’s BJR features a commentary article from BJR Associate Editor, Wessex regional branch chair and Southampton Cardiothoracic Radiologist, Dr Stephen Harden: ”Towards transparency in cardiac radiology: should CT coronary angiography radiation doses be published?“
This forward-thinking commentary discusses the place of publicly available data in demonstrating high-quality patient care in cardiovascular imaging.
The article raises the issue of how radiologists can demonstrate quality of care over and above the requirements of revalidation, then going further to postulate using radiation dose as a quality marker in CT coronary angiography.