Report from the 2022 annual meeting of thoracic radiologists in Thailand: National HRCT Protocol and its applications in 10 major institutes

Authors

  • Chayaporn Kaewsathorn, M.D. Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand. https://orcid.org/0009-0001-0453-2341
  • Phakphoom Thiravit, M.D. Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University,Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Thanisa Tongbai, M.D. Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, the Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Wariya Chintanapakdee, M.D. Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, the Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Itthi Itthisawatpan, M.D. Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, the Thai Red Cross Society, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Warawut Sukkasem, M.D. Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiology, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Krisna Dissaneevate, M.D Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine Rajavithi Hospital, Phayathai, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Juntima Euathrongchit, M.D. Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • Panaya Tumsatan, M.D. Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.
  • Amolchaya Kwankua, M.D. Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand.
  • Pisit Wattanaruangkowit, M.D. Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand.
  • Watanya Jaidee, M.D. Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Burapha University, Chonburi, Thailand.
  • Nitra Piyavisetpat, M.D. Department of Radiology, MedPark hospital, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Wiwatana Tanomkiat, M.D. Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46475/aseanjr.v24i1.214

Keywords:

HRCT, Thailand, Protocol, Thoracic radiologist, ILD

Abstract

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.

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2023-04-30

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Kaewsathorn C, Thiravit P, Tongbai T, Chintanapakdee W, Itthisawatpan I, Sukkasem W, et al. Report from the 2022 annual meeting of thoracic radiologists in Thailand: National HRCT Protocol and its applications in 10 major institutes. ASEAN J Radiol [Internet]. 2023 Apr. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];24(1):44-58. Available from: https://asean-journal-radiology.org/index.php/ajr/article/view/214

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