Dose Performance Made Transparent

Dose Standardization and Optimization Are the Key
4 min
Wiebke Kathmann, PhD
Published on January 25, 2017
A German hospital is keeping X-ray doses as low as reasonably achievable with the help of Siemens teamplay.
The “Krankenhaus der Augustinerinnen” in Cologne enjoys a good reputation offering a broad spectrum of medical examinations.
teamplay Dose provides easy access to current data and allows further analysis for dose optimization.
teamplay Images is designed to offer a secure environment for clinical image exchange among peers for research and education.


For Frank Schellhammer, MD, dose optimization is key.
For Frank Schellhammer, MD, the dose limits he has defined for his institution are crucial. These institutional reference values are lower than the German national reference values.
How could a German hospital keep x-ray doses as low as reasonably achievable with the help of Siemens teamplay?
teamplay Dose provides easy access to current data and allows further analysis e.g., by modality and body part for continuous dose management.
A German hospital is keeping X-ray doses as low as reasonably achievable with the help of Siemens teamplay.
Fig. 1: Performing a lung biopsy assisted by CT imaging necessitated a further rotation to access the structure (case 3).

By Wiebke Kathmann, PhD

Wiebke Kathmann, PhD, is a frequent contributor to medical magazines. She holds a Master in Biology and a PhD in Theoretical Medicine and was employed as an editor for many years before becoming a freelancer in 1999. She is based in Munich, Germany.