The goal of the Safe CT Imaging Collaborative is to evaluate the usage of CT imaging in their institutions. Those hospitals performing low numbers of pediatric CT scans will evaluate their current practice through policy and procedures with continued improvement. For those hospitals that perform a higher number of scans, the goal is to reduce the amount by 20 percent over the 12-month collaborative period.
NJHA also is working with its members and other stakeholders to educate and engage consumers on this important issue. Our #ScanSmart toolkit provides posters and brochures to help parents, coaches and others understand that CT scans are a valuable tool for protecting our kids, but that awareness is needed about the impact of ionizing radiation.