JCAHO (The Joint Commission: Accreditation, Health Care, Certification) has recently released new requirements regarding accuracy of Dose Area Product (DAP) or (KAP) meters as applied to Fluoroscopy applications. Excellent discussions of this emerging requirement can be found at:
While this is a new requirement, Radcal has provided a solution to independently measure DAP and KAP for over 10 years. This solution is the Radcal PDC (Patient Dose Calibrator). The PDC is simple to use, displaying DAP (KAP) and dose rate during an exposure then automatically switching to display accumulated DAP (KAP) and dose on exposure completion. The PDC is an ideal instrument for satisfying the new JCAHO requirements. For a full description go to DAPcheck (PDC).