[Development of evidence-based clinical imaging guidelines : to supply the evidence for appropriateness of diagnostic imaging studies and radiation exposure levels of patients]

Miyoung Choi, Jung Hwan Baek, Sol Ji Choi, Ae Jeong Jo, Jin a Choi, Seung Eun Jung, Kyung Hyun Do, Woo Kyung Jeong, Hwan Seok Yong, Seung Soo Sheen
Record ID 32017000168
Authors' recomendations: Radiologic examinations that require radiation exposure for the purpose of diagnosis of the disease in the medical field have been implemented. In this regard the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency, under), the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) and other radiation control related agencies/professional organizations recommend to comply the justification and optimization for the purpose of medical radiation exposure control. However, activity to enhance the optimization over the last two decades are numerous, relatively less justification activity is not recognized as a problem. The principle of justification should be considered first, before the optimization principle, is an important step to determine whether or not unnecessary radiation. In the field of radiology, individual countries around the world have developed and are utilizing evidence-based clinical guidelines in order to augment clinical decision-making by physicians when requesting or prescribing a radiologic examination. This research is also one of these activity and will ultimately reduce unnecessary radiation exposure to the patient, and to develop a Korean 'evidence-based clinical guidelines for imaging' to ensure proper enforcement of medical imaging tests. In this study, the methodology for developing the evidence-based clinical imaging guidelines is published and the guidelines are developed by involving the clinical imaging specialists mainly and related clinical specialists. The research is contributing to the ultimate goal of justifying the principles to be implemented to protect patients from unnecessary radiation exposure and effective use of limited health care resources. For that, the results of this study will be disseminated as the Korean Clinical Imaging Guideline adaptation activities at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). As a following activity, the applicability and monitoring is recommended to achieve the ultimate justification principle be applied in clinical settings.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2016
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: South Korea
MeSH Terms
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Humans
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Radiation Exposure
Organisation Name: National Evidence-based healthcare Collaborating Agency
Contact Address: National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency (NECA), Changkyung B/D 9F, Wonnam-dong 28-7, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Contact Name: hta_neca@neca.re.kr
Contact Email: hta_neca@neca.re.kr
Copyright: National Evidence-based Healthcare Collaborating Agency (NECA)
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