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There was no one precipitating study or finding that prompted the Oakbrook Terrace, IL-based Joint Commission (JC) to issue a Sentinel Event Alert regarding the radiation risks of diagnostic imaging, stresses Ana Pujols McKee, MD, the JC's executive vice president and chief medical officer.

ED Accreditation Update: Prepare for new scrutiny on radiation safety as accrediting agency signals a need for added vigilance on this issue