The DIR Exam Search tool is a useful way to query exams using a variety of criteria.


You can access the report by selecting CT Standardized Dose Index Reports from the Interactive Reports menu.


Select at least one Corporate Account and click Apply to retrieve data. By default, the remaining report filters are set to retrieve exams for all facilities for the current month for all RPIDs and scanners.


Use the following report filters to refine the data returned in the report:

  • Facility lists all facilities associated with the selected corporate account(s)

  • Use the Exam Dates From and To filters to refine the search time period. By default the filters are set to query data for the past 30 days.

  • Age Group

  • Query by determines whether the RPID / Study description filter displays standardized RPID exam names or the facility’s Study Descriptions

  • Body Part restricts the RPID / Study filter to exams for the specified body part(s)

  • RPID / Study Description lists the available studies by either RPID or Study Description, as determined by the Query by parameter setting

  • Scanner


The sample report, below, shows the exams with Study Dates between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, 2020, for RPIDs associated with Body Part HEAD. The individual exam data appear in the table on the left side of the screen, with CTDIvol, Size-Specific Dose Estimate (SSDE), and Dose Length Product (DLP) measures for each exam and summary counts by RPID in the bar chart to the right. The File Type pie chart shows the proportions of exams that are from RDSRs and Secondary Capture images.DIR Interactive Exam Search - Sample Data

Click on the image for a better view


The bar chart to the right of the table summarizes the distribution of exams by RPID / Study Description, with the total number of distinct RPIDs / Study Descriptions listed in the title. Use the Query By parameter to determine whether to show RPIDs or Study Descriptions.


Hover over a CTDIvol, SSDE, or DLP measure to display detailed information about the exam

DIR Interactive Exam Search - Detail



To export exam data

  • click just above the table column headers

  • click the Download icon, in the bottom right corner

  • select Crosstab



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