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AuditLive (Clinical radiology)

A collection of audit templates providing a framework identifying best practice in key stages of the audit cycle, covering over 100 radiology topics, and supporting the Quality Standard for Imaging (QSI).


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Assess diagnostic quality of multiparametric prostate MRI scans using PIQUAL scoring system

PIQUAL is a standardised scoring system for evaluating scans against a set of objective technical and visual quality criteria developed by Giganti et al. Technical criteria for a scan (imaging planes, slice thickness, FOV, Bvalue, in plane and temporal resolution) are assessed as per locally adopted mpMR imaging protocol.

Submitted By: | Last Reviewed: 13 Oct 2023

Audit of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) in the evaluation of pancreaticobiliary disease

The aim of this audit is to evaluate the accuracy of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) in the evaluation of pancreaticobiliary disease. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is an established accurate, non-invasive and safe technique for imaging the biliary tree and pancreatic duct.

Submitted By: | Last Reviewed: 1 Jan 0001

Radiological investigation in acute renal colic

This audit assesses appropriate imaging investigation in presentation with acute renal colic, as well as the diagnostic yield of CT KUB scans in terms of renal calculi and alternative diagnoses. CT KUB is the investigation of choice when investigating acute renal colic in adult population (excluding pregnant women), as per iRefer RCR guidance.

Submitted By: | Last Reviewed: 18 Feb 2021

Appropriateness of usage of computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) investigation of suspected pulmonary embolism.

Many departments now use CTPA as the primary imaging technique for assessment of suspected pulmonary embolism. This audit aims to assess, when being used as the primary imaging investigation, whether CTPA is being used appropriately and also to look at the diagnostic yield of CTPA scans in terms of pulmonary emboli and alternative diagnoses.

Submitted By: | Last Reviewed: 1 Jan 0001

Audit on safe use of Hyoscine-N-butyl bromide (Buscopan) in patients with significant pre-existing cardiac conditions for radiologic procedures

Hyoscine-N-butyl bromide (Buscopan) is a medication commonly administered to facilitate image acquisition during radiologic studies. The antimuscarinic properties of Buscopan allow it to reduce bowel motion-artifacts, to achieve adequate bowel distension in enterographic and colonographic procedures, and to reduce tubal spasm in hysterosalpingography.

Submitted By: | Last Reviewed: 6 Sep 2023

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