Initial Start Up

  • Sign standard Data Use Agreement (DUA).
  • Provide your Radimetrics outbound IP address for dose data feeds from your IT.
    • Anonymized Data: Patient ID, Accession ID, Date of Birth
    • All other data elements unmodified
    • Studies are sent securely via Secure Socket Layer (SSL).  Prior to transmission, the DICOM meta data is transformed using an XSL style sheet, which only publishes a selection of tags, and obfuscates other patient identifying information
  • IRB approval and renewals at your site:
    • UCSF will provide all required information.
    • Will most likely be an expedited review.

Site-Specific Information

  • Several key personnel will need to complete surveys and follow-up phone interviews with the Health Partners team.
  • Complete form detailing information on all CT scanners

Data Cleaning

  • Work with UCSF as-needed to ensure data accuracy, such as updates on CT equipment.


  • Conference calls as-needed, approximately 5 times per year.
  • In-person meeting in San Francisco (optional), paid travel for 2-3 people in 2015 & 2018.


  • Intervention 1: Review detailed Dose Audit Report and implement optimization strategies at your institution.
  • Intervention 2: Work with the project's dose optimization team to further explore strategies for dose reduction and report efforts during follow up interviews.