Attention CT Users: Xoran Wants You to Know!
Monday, June 9, 2014
your workflow be improved by allowing your PAs or nurses operate your MiniCAT?
There are proposed revisions to the IAC CT Accreditation standards that will
allow non-physician personnel (including PAs, Nurses, etc.) to operate CT
scanners as a Technical Staff member, as long as the following criteria is met:
allowing operation of CT equipment per state regulations.
a minimum of three hours of documented specific training in radiation
safety provided by a medical physicist or qualified expert and received a
100% score on a written examination administered by the provider of the
radiation safety training program. This documentation must be submitted.
a minimum of four hours of documented, specific training in the operation
of the scanner. This documentation must be submitted.
months of clinical experience performing volume or cone beam CT
examinations under the supervision of a qualified physician.
minimum of 50 clinical examinations performed.
letter from the current Medical Director or Technical Director verifying
the training, experience, and competency specific to the operation of the
volume or cone beam CT scanner.
you support this revision, please visit http://www.intersocietal.org/iac/comment_period.htm
to provide comments on the proposed standards. In order to provide
comments, the IAC Comment Form must be completed and submitted electronically
by the provided deadline. Comments can only be made until June 15, 2014, so
please act quickly!
At the close of the comment period, the IAC CT Board of Directors will review
any submitted comments, consider modifications as needed and vote for final
approval of the standards.
Please note: These changes are dependent upon individual state
regulations. For questions about your specific state requirements, please
contact Rachel Gajda at firstname.lastname@example.org