Matt Tomory, Vice President Ultrasound Center of Excellence, Innovatus Imaging
CLINICAL ENGINEER’S CRITICAL ROLE IN ULTRASOUND ACCREDITATION – WHY IT MATTERS FOR YOUR DEPARTMENT AND YOU!
This session is designed to introduce the elements and requirements of accreditation by the industry’s leading accrediting boards: ACR, AIUM and IAC. Accreditation is a series of review processes that allow practitioners to demonstrate their ability to meet or exceed nationally recognized quality standards for performance and interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound examinations.
Much of the responsibility for complying with these standards is dependent on clinical engineers. Typically, the technical/quality component is performed by the service provider which is clinical engineering if you have an in-house program. If these QA/QC checks are not completed, your accreditation may be at risk. This class will discuss and demonstrate the various requirements for all three accreditation organizations.
- Testing criteria that each board requires relative to image quality
- Perform common tests using several transducer models
- Assessing transducer performance in the field per the various boards’ requirements
- Acquire and assemble the Quality Control data required for accreditation
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