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*Ch 33 RAD 170

Quality Management

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The largest hospital accreditation agency is the ______. JCAHO (Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations)
_____ _____ consist of activities that provide adequate confidence that a radiology service will render consistently high quality images and services. Quality Assurance
_____ _____ is the aspect of quality assurance that monitors technical equipment to maintain quality standards. Quality Control
_______ ________ ______ is the equipment used to process radiographic film for viewing of the image. Film processing system
____ _____ _____ is the measurement of the quantity and quality of the external radiation beam. external beam evaluation
The tests that should be preformed on diagnostic radiographic systems should be done on a ___-_____ schedule. semi-annual
The quality assurance process operates by _____ problems, ______ the problem and _____ the problem. identifying; monitoring; resolving
Name three types of ancillary equipment: cassettes, view boxes and display monitors
What are the benefits of repeat image studies? reduction in pt dose, supply cost and radiographic time/effort
T/F: Quality control is the aspect of quality assurance that monitors technical equipment to maintain quality standards. True
T/F: MSQA requires mammography facilities to be approved by the FDA. True
T/F: As focal spot use increases, the focal spot itself decreases in size. False
T/F: Kilovoltage settings remain stable over time. False
T/F: Exposure time settings remain stable over time. False
T/F: The source to skin distance limit for a mobile fluoroscopic unit is 12 in. True
T/F; Monitoring of the automatic brightness control should be included in a quality control monitoring program. True
T/F: Quality control of digital imaging display monitors requires the regular evaluation of spatial resolution and optical density and brightness. True
JCAHO approval is linked to what three reimbursements? federal, state and insurance company
Test tools for focal spot size estimation include: pinhole camera, star test pattern and line pair resolution
Focal spots measuring 0.3 mm or less should be measured with a: star test pattern
Focal spots measuring 0.3 mm or more should be measured with a: pinhole camera
Which type of equipment is used to measure half value layers? sensitometer, aluminum filters and dosimetry equipment
When testing collimator accuracy, an SID error of ___% is allowed. 0
The centering mark should be within __% of the light field CR. 1
Distance indicators are checked with a _____. tape measure
A generator must be recalibrated when the kVp drifts beyond __ kVp of the labeled setting. 5
The accuracy of single phase generator time setting can be measured with a ______. spinning top test
The accuracy of 3 phase generator time setting can be measured with a _____. motorized synchronous spinning top test
Exposure time setting should be maintained within __ of the labeled setting. +/- 5%
The source to skin distance limit for a stationary fluoroscopic unit is ___ inches. 15