Under the leadership of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists, we are excited to announce the release of five new recommendations of tests, treatments or procedures to question in Medical Radiation Technology:
- Don’t image a patient without a relevant clinical history and a complete requisition in order to prevent unnecessary or redundant studies.
- Don’t perform medical imaging/radiation therapy procedures before assessing patient preparedness in order to prevent repeat procedures.
- Don’t perform medical imaging or radiation procedures prior to assessing the patient’s ability to tolerate the procedure in order to prevent repeat or poor quality studies.
- Don’t perform medical imaging or radiation therapy without using appropriate and/or available radiation dose reduction strategies and technologies.
- Don’t start peripheral venous lines when an appropriate central access is available.
See Five Tests and Treatments to Question in Medical Radiation Technology to view the full list, including a rationale and references for each recommendation.
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Choosing Wisely Canada central team