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ACR Accreditation

West Physics is the premier solutions provider for facilities wishing to pursue the prestigious American College of Radiology (ACR) or Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) accreditations. We can help you with MRI, CT, PET, PET/CT, SPECT, mammography, and ultrasound accreditations. Our visits include phantom scanning (and clinical scanning for MRI if requested), staff training, and assistance throughout the entire process. Our staff has unparalleled training and experience in helping clients successfully apply for and properly maintain their ACR and IAC accreditations.

In the MRI arena, whether you have a 0.2T open system or a 3.0T high-field, our physicists DO NOT GIVE UP on you or your magnet. Even after well over 1,000 accreditations, we have a 99.8% success rate in getting our client’s machines to pass the process. This is why we are one of the only physics service providers in existence to offer a full guarantee on our services and your results. Click here for more information on our exceptional suite of ACR MRI services.

In the CT space, our physicists understand the complex intricacies of proper ACR application preparation as well as the scanning of the ACR phantom. For IAC accreditations, West Physics assisted in the accreditation of one of the very first IAC CT pilot sites in 2007 and we have a very mature technical and administrative assistance package. We employ the very finest Swedish-made (Unfors) CT dosimetry testing equipment to ensure that the accuracy of your CT radiation dose calculations are beyond question. With West Physics, you get the highest possible level of expertise and service, provided at an attractive price.

For PET (or PET/CT) and SPECT accreditation, West Physics was among the very first consulting firms to develop expertise in the ACR process, and we also can provide application assistance for IAC Nuclear/PET accreditation applications. And, of course, in mammography, you can rest assured that your accreditation and ongoing support will be provided by a board-certified and FDA-approved senior medical physicist.

Simply put, no other medical physics consulting firm in existence has both the breadth and depth to support your ACR and IAC accreditation needs. Let us show you why even major equipment vendors recommend West Physics to their customers for ACR and IAC services – they know it will be done right the very first time.

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Joint Commission Accreditation

On June 25, 2018, The Joint Commission published updated imaging standards for accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals, ambulatory care centers, and office-based surgery centers providing fluoroscopy services. Five new standards, which impact facilities performing general and interventional fluoroscopy services, took effect on January 1, 2019 in addition to two more standards that were revised on July 1, 2018, and mandate a broad range of quality and safety activities and practices. Joint Commission accredited facilities will be expected to comply with these new standards in addition to any other applicable state or federal regulations, or applicable ACR or IAC accreditation standards.

The two revised 2018 Elements of Performance (EPs) address the Environment of Care (EC) area. These are:

  • EC.02.02.01 – Organization manages risks related to hazardous materials and waste
    • EP 7. The organization minimizes risks associated with the selection and use of hazardous energy sources, including x-ray equipment. This EP now includes shielding for fluoroscopy.
    • EP 17. The results of staff dosimetry monitoring are reviewed at least quarterly by the radiation safety officer, a diagnostic medical physicist, or a health physicist. This EP now includes dosimetry from fluoroscopy services.

The five new 2019 Elements of Performance (EPs) that came into effect January 1, 2019 are:

  • EC.02.04.03 – Organization inspects, tests, and maintains medical equipment
    • EP 34. A diagnostic medical physicist conducts an annual performance evaluation of fluoroscopic imaging equipment.
  • HR.01.05.03 – Staff participate in ongoing education and training
    • EP 15. Accredited organization verifies and documents that individuals (including physicians, non-physicians, and ancillary personnel) who use fluoroscopic equipment participate in ongoing annual radiation safety education.
  • PC.01.02.15 – Organization provides for diagnostic testing
    • EP 13. The accredited organization ensures the cumulative-air kerma or kerma area product is documented in a retrievable format, or if the equipment is incapable of recording those metrics, fluoroscopy time and number of images.
  • PC.02.01.01 – Organization provides care, treatment, and services for each patient
    • EP 30. The accredited organization identifies radiation exposure and skin dose threshold levels.
  • PI.02.01.01 – Organization complies and analyzes data
    • EP 20. The accredited organization reviews and analyzes instances where the radiation exposure and skin threshold levels identified by the organization are exceeded.

Additionally, if a facility has not previously been required to appoint a Radiation Safety Officer, the following new EP in the Leadership (LD) category also applies:

  • LD.04.01.05 – Organization effectively manages its programs. services, or sites
    • EP 25. The organization designates an individual to serve as the radiation safety officer, who is responsible for making certain that radiologic services are provided in accordance with law, regulation, and organizational policy.

West Physics has unique expertise and experience to help facilities comply with ALL of these new standards and we have developed a set of services for individual facilities as well as networks to efficiently and quickly address the standards. Whether you require assistance with only those new requirements that specifically require a medical physicist, or you prefer a turn-key integrated solution (to include all required equipment testing, staff training, establishing dose thresholds, RSO services, etc.), West Physics is capable of meeting your needs.

Ensure complete success during your next Joint Commission accreditation survey by selecting a medical and health physics provider that not only has a reputation as the premier provider of medical and health physics services in the nation, but also has intimate knowledge of the new standards and how to effectively and efficiently comply with them. Our physicists look forward to helping you meet the new standards in a simple, stress-free and cost-effective manner.

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Annual/Periodic Physics Testing

Whether to meet Joint Commission, ACR, IAC or State regulatory requirements, diagnostic imaging equipment requires periodic (in most cases annual) performance testing by a qualified physicist. West Physics provides these quality assurance services in a prompt, expert, and convenient manner. Our clients, located throughout the United States, know that they can count on our team of professionals to perform this testing expediently and to all applicable standards. Whether your needs are in MRI, CT, PET, SPECT, mammography, ultrasound, radiography, or fluoroscopy, we employ state-of-the-art test equipment and highly-trained graduate-degreed physicists to assure you total compliance and maximum value.

All of West Physics’ annual services include:

  • on-site refresher training for technologists (with ASRT Category A credits available),
  • quality control records review and consultation,
  • a turn-key Quality Control / Policies and Procedures Binder (for ACR-accredited equipment),
  • unlimited telephone consulting for as long as you remain a client, and
  • flexible scheduling options, including weekend service (subject to availability).

We pride ourselves on not only ensuring your facility’s regulatory compliance, but also on making substantive improvements to your image quality. Our physicists are trained to communicate test results clearly and understandably, and work with your service personnel to resolve problems rapidly. This is why some of the most prestigious imaging centers and networks in the nation have chosen West Physics. Let us show you the West Physics difference!

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Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Services

West Physics is unique in its ability to provide a full range of RSO support for medical and non-medical facilities throughout the United States. Dr. West serves as an active and involved RSO for numerous large and small clients and, as a former inspector for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), he brings unparalleled regulatory expertise to this service. Dr. West, who is board-certified in health physics and medical physics, is fully qualified to serve as your designated RSO on both NRC and State RAM licenses. This RSO function includes numerous responsibilities, including staff training, regular on-site audits, telephone emergency response availability, and dosimetry. We provide RSO services for one of the largest nuclear medicine networks in the country and have the experience you need.

Here are some of the advantages of using West Physics for your RSO services:

  • We have intimate knowledge of both State and Federal RAM regulations. The regulations for nuclear medicine and other radioactive materials are extremely complex and involve States, the NRC, the Department of Transportation (DOT), and other agencies. Our staff has experience on both sides of the aisle (regulator and non-regulator) and stays current with ever-changing requirements.
  • We have extensive experience with multi-state operations, mobile operations, PET, PET/CT, and other challenging modalities. These modalities demand special knowledge and experience and we have it.
  • We maintain excellent relationships with regulators. That means that when you have a problem with licensing, inspection, or enforcement, we understand the optimal approach to solving your problems and satisfying regulatory personnel.
  • We offer unparalleled flexibility in scheduling, billing, and all other areas of the administrative and logistical process. No matter how simple or complex your operation, West Physics can hit the ground running from Day One and integrate quickly into your corporate structure to streamline operations. We customize your services to your particular needs.

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