Ultrasound accreditation support through a new quality assurance program
The Quality Assurance (QA) Program covers the equipment performance and image quality system checks specified by the American College of Radiology and other accrediting bodies. The Quality Assurance Program (QA) offers Equipment Quality Checks (EQC) and Image Quality Checks (IQC) on-site with periodic evaluations. EQCs verify system performance, routine maintenance and include baseline image control of transducers associated with a system. IQCs provide periodic transducer image tracking inspection and documentation.
What do QA Program participants receive?
Those purchasing the QA Program receive documentation of EQCs and IQCs, performed by GE ultrasound field engineers. The goal is to provide you with easy access to multiple years of data and documentation. Participants receive the following:
- Archival of phantom images stored on a DVD
- Hard copy/e-copies of system inspection check list
- Hard copy/e-copies of image quality checks
- Auto scheduling of periodic QA evaluations
- An accreditation portfolio for storing service documentsand required images
The QA Program is available to most ultrasound users. Contract customers will be able to increase coverage to meet their required accreditation standards. Customers currently not under a GE service contract, or using non-GE equipment, can still participate.