ALARA principle

ALARA principle

the principle governing exposure to ionizing radiation; exposure must always be 'as low as is reasonably achievable' to confirm the diagnosis
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The new EOS Micro Dose system, recently cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, marks another important step towards the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Available).
The new EOS Micro Dose option, recently cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, allows a further drastic step towards the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) by bringing pediatric spine follow up exams at a dose level equivalent to a week of natural background radiation on Earth.
to keep delays 'As Short As Reasonably Achievable', this being modelled from the ALARA principle of keeping radiation doses 'As Low As Reasonably Achievable'.
Corrective strategies should include strict adherence to recommended scan length protocols, application of the ALARA principle and evaluation of the current use of reference effective mAs (which will require a separate study to determine the smallest value that can be used without compromising image quality).
The ALARA principle (the dose exposure indoors should be as low as reasonably achievable) for building materials is followed by using the index I.
This follows the ALARA principle (As low as reasonably acceptable) for radiation exposure, of the American Dental Association.
Although there are no strictly defined limits established for the use of Doppler ultrasound in the early pregnancy there is an unequivocal demand for carefulness that is best expressed by the ALARA principle,-as low as reasonably achievable.
It is important to recognize that the ALARA principle is ambiguous by definition.
Radimetrics President Gregory Couch says, "Across the industry, healthcare organizations are searching for tools that help them fulfill their commitments to the ALARA principle.
However, I believe strongly that the ALARA principle should be followed whenever possible and that the vast majority of radiologists and imaging departments have not done all they can to minimize radiation dose in CT.
In line with the ALARA principle, the Directorate of Radiation Control (DRC) in the Department of Health, South Africa, has mandated all facilities having fixed fluoroscopy X-ray units to have a dose-area-product (DAP) meter installed on their units.
When asked about the blanket upgrade to the VGi, Jerry Peck, CEO explained "With the responsibility of owning multiple dental imaging centers, I've always felt the most important ideal to hold on to is the ALARA principle (As Low as Reasonable Acceptable) with respect to X-ray radiation dose.