The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) is commending the American College of Radiology (ACR) for dedicating a recent special issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) on radiation dose optimization.

The full text of a sample article, “Dose Is Not Always What It Seems: Where Very Misleading Values Can Result From Volume CT Dose Index and Dose Length Product” by J. Anthony Seibert, PhD; John M. Boone, PhD; Sandra L. Wootton-Gorges, MD; and Ramit Lamda, MD, is available for free download on the JACR website.

“That an entire issue of a well-respected, peer-reviewed journal is focused on radiation dose optimization speaks volumes about the importance of this topic to patients, physicians and the imaging community at large,” said Gail Rodriguez, executive director of MITA. “As the editors of this issue rightly note, collaboration among a broad community of physicians, radiologists, technologists and physicists is key to ensuring that patients continue to have access to safe and effective imaging technologies. This has been, and will continue to be, a top priority for imaging manufacturers.”

MITA recently launched an Imaging Forward initiative to highlight innovations in imaging technologies and the downstream impact of these developments on patient care and healthcare delivery. For more information, visit MITA.