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					                                 CT Quality Assurance Program Questionnaire



The following information is required for sites applying to participate in ACRIN
trials involving CT imaging and do not have ACR CT accreditation.

Technologist Qualifications

       Number of full-time technologists who perform CT studies:
       Number of above technologists who registered:
       Number of above technologists who hold CT certification:

Radiologist Qualifications

       Number of board certified radiologists who interpret CT scans:
           o Number of above radiologists who have at least 150 hours of CME over a
               three-year period:
       Type of certifications or fellowships held by CT radiologists and the number of each:

       Hours an CT supervising radiologist is available in the CT department daily:
       Number of CT body and musculoskeletal cases interpreted for the most recent
        calendar year:
        o Does the facility or department have dedicated readers for body and
            musculoskeletal cases?
        o If yes, how many?
       Number of CT neuro cases interpreted for the most recent calendar year:
        o Does the facility or department have dedicated neuro readers?
        o If yes, how many?
       Please list any other CT sub-specialties for which the department has dedicated
        readers:

Medical Physicist

       Identify medical physicist who oversees the quality control program and attach CV:

       Is medical physicist certified by the American Board of Radiology in the following
        sub-fields?
                Diagnostic Radiological Physics    Yes   No
                Radiological Physics    Yes     No

Quality Assurance Program

       Does your institution have a Quality Assurance program in place that outlines policies
        and procedures related to quality, patient education, infection control, and safety?
           Yes (attach copy if applicable)    No

       Does your facility maintain documentation on site of any results of an
        appropriateness/outcomes analysis and actions taken to correct any deficiencies?
           Yes    No




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CT Equipment Quality Control

Does all CT equipment meet state and federal requirements?                    Yes      No

Please complete the following regarding CT equipment performance checks:


                                                          Checked Annually by Medical Physicist?
                                                                                       No
                                                              Yes   (If no, record frequency of inspection)
 Alignment light accuracy*
 Alignment of Table to gantry
 Table/gantry tilt
 Slice localization from scanned projection
 radiograph (localization image)
 Table incrementation accuracy
 Slice thickness*
 Image quality
 (High-contrast (spatial) resolution, low-contrast
 resolution, image uniformity, noise, artifact
 evaluation)
 CT number accuracy and linearity *
 Display devices *
 (Video display, hard-copy display)
 Dosimetry
 (Computed tomography dosimetry index (CTDI),
 patient radiation dose for representative
 examinations)
 Safety evaluation
 (Visual inspection, audible/visual signals, posting
 requirements and scattered radiation
 measurements)
 Other tests as required by state or local
 regulations

*It is recommended that in addition to conducting annual equipment inspections, the Medical Physicist
designate an on-site radiological technologist who will conduct routine quality control inspections for
these areas. If applicable, identify individual conducting routine quality control inspections of CT
equipment:

Publications

       Attach a list of recent publications related to CT imaging, if any, authored by facility
        radiologists.

Name and title of individual completing this questionnaire:

Signature:                                       Date:




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