Ministry Reports

The Diagnostic Imaging Safety Committee for Computed Tomography (CT) Report and;

The Diagnostic Imaging Safety Committee for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Report


In Spring 2005, the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee (OHTAC ) recommended to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC that a study of the safety aspects of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) be conducted.

In response to the OHTAC recommendation, MOHLTC provided a research grant to the Healthcare Human Factors Group at the University Health Network to investigate and provide safety recommendations on CT and Magnetic Resonance Imaging for OHTAC 's consideration.

Recommendations from the two reports, covering CT and Magnetic Resonance Imaging safety, were endorsed by OHTAC .  One of the recommendations was to create a Diagnostic Imaging Safety Committee (DISC) for CT and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

The CT Safety Committee was responsible for the development of recommendations concerning standards and best practices for Computed Tomography.

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging Safety Committee was responsible for responsible for developing recommendations concerning standards and best practices for Magnetic Resonance.

The full reports are available for download in PDF format, below:

Document Download

Full Report
Report of the Diagnostic Imaging Safety Committee for Computed Tomography (CT)
56 pages | 125 kb | PDF format


Report of The Diagnostic Imaging Safety Committee for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
49 pages | 165 kb | PDF format

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January 2004

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