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VA Technical Reference Model v 21.8

CARE Analytics
CARE Analytics Technology

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Description: Combined Applications to Reduce Exposure (CARE) Analytics is a dose monitoring technology that can be used in interventional imaging, computed tomography, radiography, fluoroscopy and urology. The software communicates with Siemens computed tomography systems, x-ray and fluoroscopy devices and angiography systems to record patient dose information for analysis and evaluation. The created Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine dose structured reports (DICOM SR) hold information such as computerized tomography-dose index (CTDIvol), dose length product (DLP), total recording time or the dose surface product. The reports can then be exported into a Microsoft Excel file for comparison of doses given during different examinations and the dose a patient has received on different imaging systems. CARE Analytics is a product of the Siemens CARE line of dosing technologies.

CARE Analytics does not store data in any database.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.4
Decision Date: 04/23/2020
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Siemens Healthcare
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (04/23/2020).