Report from the 2022 annual meeting of thoracic radiologists in Thailand: National HRCT Protocol and its applications in 10 major institutes
Keywords:HRCT, Thailand, Protocol, Thoracic radiologist, ILD
The Royal College of Radiologists of Thailand (RCRT) and the Thoracic Society of Thailand Under Royal Patronage (T.S.T.) has established the standard national high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) protocol for ILD in 2019 and announced the member to adopt the protocol. The Thoracic Society of Thailand Under Royal Patronage (T.S.T.) is required to evaluate whether this national protocol actually works in the real practice in many institutes across Thailand and monitor the problems, so the meeting among radiologists from various institutes in Thailand was held on September 2022 to update data and discuss the challenges of the current situation of the HRCT protocol in each institute. At the end of the meeting, we found that most institutes were able to adopt the national protocol. Although there were minor deviations from national protocols in a few institutes, only one institute demonstrated a significantly higher radiation dose than the recommendation in the national protocol. The institute will return to explore the cause, do a root cause analysis, and the matter will be discussed in the next meeting.
Trisiripanit N, Suntornsawat S, Phokaew W. Standard national high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) Protocol. a recommendation by The Royal College of Radiologists of Thailand (RCRT) and Thoracic Society of Thailand under Royal Patronage (T.S.T.). ASEAN J Radiol 2019; 20(1):35-39. doi: doi.org/10.46475/aseanjr.v20i1.38.
Christner JA, Kofler JM, McCollough CH. Estimating effective dose for CT using dose-length product compared with using organ doses: consequences of adopting International Commission on Radiological Protection publication 103 or dual-energy scanning. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2010;194:881-9. doi: 10.2214/AJR.09.3462.
McCollough CH, Bushberg JT, Fletcher JG, Eckel LJ. Answers to common questions about the use and safety of CT scans. Mayo Clin Proc. 2015;90(10):1380-92. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2015.07.011.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2023 The ASEAN Journal of Radiology
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Disclosure Forms and Copyright Agreements
All authors listed on the manuscript must complete both the electronic copyright agreement. (in the case of acceptance)