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New Standards from The Joint Commission are coming

Effective January 1, 2019, new standards around equipment evaluations will be put in place by The Joint Commission.  LANDAUER offers Equipment and Performance Testing to address these upcoming changes. 

Keep Your Imaging Equipment Compliant

Learn more about the new standards from The Joint Commission and how the LANDAUER team can help keep you compliant below.

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For diagnostic computed tomography (CT) services

At least annually, a diagnostic medical physicist conducts a performance evaluation of all CT imaging equipment. The evaluation results, along with recommendations for correcting any problems identified, are documented.

The evaluation includes the use of phantoms to assess the following imaging metrics:

  • Image uniformity
  • Scout prescription accuracy
  • Alignment light accuracy
  • Table travel accuracy
  • Radiation beam width
  • High-contrast resolution
  • Low-contrast detectability
  • Geometric or distance accuracy
  • CT number accuracy and uniformity
  • Artifact evaluation

For hospitals that provide fluoroscopic services

At least annually, a diagnostic medical physicist conducts a performance evaluation of fluoroscopic imaging equipment. The evaluation results, along with recommendations for correcting any problems identified, are documented.

The evaluation includes an assessment of the following:

  • Beam alignment and collimation
  • Tube potential/kilovolt peak (kV/kVp) accuracy
  • Beam filtration (half-value layer)
  • High-contrast resolution
  • Low-contrast detectability
  • Maximum exposure rate in all imaging modes
  • Displayed air-kerma rate and cumulative-air kerma accuracy (when applicable)

With LANDAUER Medical Physics you have access to:

  • Expertise in multiple modalities, including mammography, CT, MRI, and nuclear medicine

  • Detailed knowledge of state-specific requirements and regulatory bodies

  • Regional and enterprise-wide compliance and testing support

 

Be Ready for Change

With regional and enterprise-wide compliance and testing support, let LANDAUER help you feel confident that your imaging department is not at risk.

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