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DIR Training Webinar Series

Welcome to the Dose Index Registry (DIR) Training Webinar Series that aims to inform facilities about the registry’s current opportunities and benefits, how to get the most value out of participation, and strategies for using feedback reports to improve your facility's processes for better patient care.

Past Webinars

February 6, 2024: Monitoring Performance with the DIR CT Administrative Aggregate Report

Learn how this new report makes it easier for you to monitor and analyze performance areas of most interest and drive improvement in CT imaging. Presenters demonstrate features for viewing and downloading aggregated dose performance data for further analysis and report sharing.


Maryam Bostani, PhD, DABR; Moiz Ahmad, PhD; Tom Fruscello, MBA

January 31, 2024: Dose Optimization Using the DIR CT Facility Comparison Report

Learn about the updates to this report that enable more intuitive assessment of your dose performance in comparison with peers and easier navigation to dive into performance details. Presenters provide specific examples about using the reports for quality improvement initiatives.


Moiz Ahmad, PhD; Maryam Bostani, PhD, DABR; Tom Fruscello, MBA

April 21, 2022: All About Mapping

Accurate exam and procedure name mapping is critical for DIR participating facilities to gain insight into their radiation dose levels overall and to obtain accurate comparisons with national benchmarks to drive quality improvement. Learn from national experts about mapping methods for CT and fluoroscopy and best practices and pitfalls to avoid.

Learning Objectives

After attending this webinar, the participant should be better able to:
  1. Explain the importance of entering accurate, complete, and timely data for maximizing the value of registry participation.
  2. Recognize how to map exams/procedures to a standardized terminology to allow for exams and procedures to be analyzed and compared for benchmarking feedback reports.
  3. Describe methods for mapping exams/procedures and how to apply strategies and best practices based on the needs and resources of your institution.    


A. Kyle Jones, PhD, FAAPM; Kevin A. Wunderle, PhD, DABR; Ryan Bosca, PhD; Michael A. Bohl, MPH; Mike Simanowith; Mythreyi Chatfield, PhD; Dustin A. Gress, MS, DABR, DABSNM

January 27, 2022: Maximizing the Value of Participation

New DIR enhancements launched in 2021, including expansion to modalities beyond CT, provide facilities with more value for their DIR participation. DIR national leaders bring current and future participants up to date on the DIR expansion, new interactive reports, and exciting plans underway.

Learning Objectives

After attending this webinar, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Describe how participating in the Dose Index Registry (DIR) and its modality expansions helps the radiology community learn from each other, provide optimal patient care through practice benchmarks, and collect data to advance radiologic care.

  2. Identify how to apply knowledge of the National Radiology Data Registries and DIR to begin or expand DIR participation at your facility.

  3. Recognize how registry data can be used for facility benchmarking and quality improvement.     


A. Kyle Jones, PhD, FAAPM; William F. Sensakovic, PhD ; Steven Don, MD, FACR; Tinsu Pan, PhD, FAAPM; Mike Simanowith

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