April 30, 2007 – ECRI Institute will host an audio conference, "CT Radiation Dosing: Guarding Patients from Unnecessary Risk," on May 16, 2007, in which experts will address approaches to minimizing risks associated with CT radiation through proper equipment selections, policy considerations and staff training.
ECRI reportedly will also encourage healthcare facilities to perform CT exams only when clinically justified and to keep radiation doses as low as possible.
The conference will take place Wednesday, May 16, 2007, from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. EDT. Conference speakers include James Keller, MS, Moderator, vice president, Health Technology Evaluation and Safety, ECRI Institute; Jason Launders, MSc., senior project officer and medical physicist, ECRI Institute; Richard C. Semelka, M.D., vice chairman, Clinical Research, Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and others.
The registration fee is $139 for members of ECRI Institute's Health Devices System, Health Devices Gold, SELECTplus or Healthcare Risk Control System, and $199 for nonmembers. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 11, 2007.
To register for this audio conference, or to order conference recordings and materials from past seminars, visit http://www.ecri.org/audioconferences, contact ECRI Institute by telephone at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5891 or by e-mail at [email protected]; by fax at (610) 834-0240.