This will be one of the DICOM use cases.
Radiation Exposure Monitoring is the monitoring of diagnostic, therapeutic, and other radiation exposures for a patient. It is a long term tracking of exposures that will follow a person for their whole life.
The current systems are standardized, and this use case refers to those standards rather than duplicate them wholesale.
The significant change is the ability to separate the patient's gender identity from the SFCU for exposure monitoring. There are a variety of ways that patients vary in their dose sensitivity. It is known that genetics (male/female) and surgery (often for cancer treatment) affect dose sensitivity. There are other environmental factors that might affect dose sensitivity.
Current systems use the "patient sex", which is not consistently either gender identity nor SFCU. This reduces the utility of the radiation exposure monitoring.
Note: The SFCU for a specific procedure will be chosen based on the procedure, which might not be the SFCU that would be chosen for radiation exposure monitoring.
Note: The long term tracking of exposures means that patient matching must take into consideration many changes to patient demographics (name, address, gender identity, SFCU, etc.) At present, there could potentially be exposure records created for historical events many years ago. There are exposure records that were created concurrently with the exposing procedures for at least the past ten years.