Joint Commission Confirms Facilities Need an Expected Dose Range for All CT Protocols; Note to Self: XR-29 Does NOT Equal TJC Compliance

The following question was submitted to the Joint Commission: Must we establish an expected dose range for every imaging protocol or can we pick and choose the protocols for which we establish expected dose ranges and monitor only those? I interpret [PI.02.01.01.A.6.] to require monitoring of every protocol we use, not just some portion of… Read More

Meeting TJC’s Dose Incident Identification Requirements Using the ACR’s Dose Index Registry

This article describes how the ACR’s Dose Index Registry (DIR) can be used to perform both incident identification and external benchmarking as required by the Joint Commission’s (TJC) 2015 Diagnostic Imaging Standards issued August 10, 2015. Read More