The use of ionizing radiation in the field of medicine has led to significant advantages in detection, diagnostic and illness treatment techniques. These are beneficial provided that they are used responsibly and with sound medical judgment.

New legislation establishes security standards for the protection against dangers that arise from exposure to ionizing radiation. Since the aim of this is to reduce the risks that arise from exposure to radiation, a neeed is presented to create an information system (IS) that is capable of containing and managing this new data.

The calculation of dosage levels and recommendations must be based on scientific values and expressions established by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). Regarding radiodiagnostic trials, managing radiation doses allows the reduction of doses by optimizing procedures and making better use of catalogue trials, and raising the awareness of the referring physicians. 

In the DoseFinder™ dose control information system a set of detailed data is generated so that it can be distributed in an automated manner with reports and notifications, and so that the information can be used effectively. Available to a variety of teams and departments, it doesn´t reduce any control of comprehensive measures and has integrated alerts and notifications.

DoseFinder™ is based on standard web messaging and is accessible to any system that wants to reach it.

DoseFinder™ stores dosage indexes and other directly related variables (tube current, exposure, etc) and with the estimation of the SSDE we can evaluate and compare the figures according to patient size.

 With web access to DoseFinder™:

  • Patient´s dosage and radiological history can be easily accessed.
  • Reference levels and standardized metrics can be compared.
  • Future trials can be planned, estimating the dose that will be irradiated.

In general terms DoseFinder™ facilitates compliance with legislation, obtaining data and reports for departmental, administrative and authoritative interest groups, using open standards and an easily exportable database. The reports can be programmed both in time and in content (operator, protocol, etc.). All of this lets radiologists obtain sufficient information to administer the correct dose without reducing the quality of image diagnostics.