Scan at the Right Dose Levels
Next to having access to the right technology, it is essential to know the right dose levels to perform an examination according to ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable). The right dose level is the best possible balance between image quality and required amount of radiation.
Absolute dose values - essential for the right dose
A prerequisite for users to know whether they apply the right dose levels is an understanding of absolute dose values. This is why Siemens Healthineers provides them along with their protocols. Users can then use these values as a reference to compare their current dose level with regional recommendations and guidelines, scientific publications, or the dose levels delivered by Siemens Healthineers CT standard scan protocols.
Siemens CT standard scan protocols
These scan protocols apply these recommendations to each examination. Along with international guidelines and reference values, Siemens Healthineers’ dedicated protocol development team continuously incorporates the feedback from panels into a sophisticated library of scan protocols.