Modality surveys

12 May 2017

The MDCT survey collects de-identified data on patient dose for six adult (15+ years) anatomical protocols and three child (5-14 years) and infant (0-4 years) anatomical protocols. The data is used to establish and update National Diagnostic Reference Levels for common CT imaging procedures. The six adult protocols are: Head, Neck, Chest, Abdomen-Pelvis, Chest-Abdomen-Pelvis, and Lumbar Spine. The three child and infant protocols are: Head, Chest, and Abdomen-Pelvis.

The Nuclear Medicine and PET survey reviews radiopharmaceutical activities administered to nuclear medicine patients across Australia and New Zealand. Information collected is to be used to review and develop new Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRLs)/Most Common Administered Activities for nuclear medicine procedures. This survey was produced in conjunction with ARPANSA, the Australian New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine and the Australasian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists.

The Image Guided Interventional Procedure (IGIP) survey will determine diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) for five (5) common interventional and diagnostic angiography fluoroscopic procedures: 'normal’ coronary angiogram, cerebral angiogram (1-3 vessels), cerebral angiogram (4+ vessels), abdominal angiogram, and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).