QUALITY ASSURANCE AND QUALITY CONTROL KEEPING PATIENTS AND EQUIPMENT HAPPY!

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QUALITY ASSURANCE AND QUALITY CONTROL

KEEPING PATIENTS AND EQUIPMENT HAPPY!


QA

Responsibilities of managers and Radiologists

Patient scheduling

Reception

Preparations

Safety

Personal Treatment



QA TEAM

Patient waiting time

Patient Education

Appropriate follow
-
up


RADIOLOGISTS

Image Interpretation

Disease/Condition consistent with diagnosis



OUTCOME ANALYSIS

If diagnosis not consistent a study is needed to examine the image interpretation process
--
outcome analysis


JCAHO

WILL NOT GRANT APPROVAL TO FACILITI
ES WOTHOUT PROPER QC PROGRAMS

PLEASE NOTE THE 10 STEP QA PROGRAM NOTED ON PAGE 459



QC

Monitors x
-
ray equipment

Ensures optimal image for Radiologist

Medical physicists designs, implements and

maintains


CHALLENGE YOURSELF!!!


Describe each of the three steps of an acceptable QC program.



Differentiate between the ten steps of a QA program versus the three steps of the QC
program.



What does PBL stand for?



What is the difference between ex
posure linearity and exposure reproducibility?

Which measurement of equipment should be done semiannually?



ESE stands for



Compare the differences between scheduled processor maintenance, preventative processor
maintenance and nonscheduled processor mai
ntenance.



What parts of the processor should be monitored daily?

QUESTIONS

1)


Congruence of the x
-
ray beam with the light field is tested using

a.


A pinhole camera

b.


A star pattern

c.


Radiopaque objects

d.


A slit camera



2)



A slit camera is used to measure

a.


Focal spot size

b.


Intensifying screen resolution

c.


SID resolution



I


a only

II


a and b only

III


a and c only

IV


a, b and c



3)


A spinning top device can be used to evaluate

a.


Tim
e accuracy

b.


Rectifier failure

c.


The effect of kVp on contrast



I


a only

II


b only

III


a and b

IV


a,b and c



4)


A quality control program includes checks on which of the following radiographic
equipment conditions?



a.


r
eproducibility

b.


linearity

c.


Positive beam limitation/automatic collimation



I


a only

II a and b

III


a and c

IV


a,b and c



5)


The device used to test the accuracy of the x
-
ray timer is



a.


densitometer

b.


sensitometer

c.



penetrometer

d.


spinning top





6)


Periodic equipment calibration includes testing of the



a)


focal spot

b)


mA

c)


kVp



I


a only

II


a and c only

III


b and c only

IV


a,b and c